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Old February 08, 2018, 03:27 PM
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People use different verbs, as you indicated, but the most popular are 'taparse' and 'destaparse'.
When your ears need to pop, you say, "Se me taparon los oídos."
When they pop, you say, "Se me destaparon los oídos."

To indicate that your ears are in the very process of popping (popping right now), use the present progressive. Otherwise, use the present tense to alert someone to your condition, or the past tense to describe what happened.
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