My husband really doesn’t like to fly. Sure, he appreciates that flying normally allows us to get to and from our destination much quicker than driving. And though sitting back and allowing someone else to take the helm, so to speak, should allow him to sit back and relax, typically, that is not the case. Instead, flying causes him ear pain and discomfort. As a result, we’ve often chosen to drive instead of fly, in part because my husband has worried about the pain he experiences.
I was surprised to learn that this clogging, popping and pressure my husband experiences is a condition named barotrauma and affects 25% of all air travelers. Barotrauma occurs when our bodies have trouble equalizing the air pressure difference between the plane’s cabin atmosphere and the inner ear. Young children are especially susceptible since their Eustachian tubes are more sensitive than adults.
You Don’t Have to Suffer from Ear Pain Associated with Air Travel
I had no idea that there is a product, created for adults and children, that can prevent this discomfort and aid in a more pleasant flight. I was excited to have an opportunity to review a pair of adult size EarPlanes™ and to offer a giveaway for my readers.
EarPlanes™ are recommended by doctors, flight attendants, the Today Show and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal.
While EarPlanes™ regulate air pressure with the unique and exclusive CeramX™ filter, the design allows you to continue to hear what is going on around you. You’re able to hear flight safety announcements, carry on a conversation or continue to listen to music or watch movies while using a headset.
My husband wasn’t able to test these on a flight, but I did pop them in my ears to see if they were comfortable and if I really could still hear. The EarPlanes™ are soft, flexible and made of hypoallergenic latex-free silicone and I was able to hear clearly.
While EarPlanes™ were created to make air travel more comfortable, you’ll find they are also helpful for driving in the mountains and to decrease pressure changes and ear injuries caused from roller coasters. Before my teens hit the amusement parks this summer, I’ll make sure they have a pair to protect their ears.
Where to Buy EarPlanes™
EarPlanes™ are easily accessible and sold at major drug stores and mass market chains like CVS, Walgreens and Walmart and sell for an average price of $9.00 a pair. If you forget to purchase them before leaving home, you’ll also find them conveniently available through airport retailers. They can also be purchased online.
Have you ever put EarPlanes™ to the test when flying?
Disclaimer: I received a pair of adult size EarPlanes™ for the purpose of facilitating my review. All opinions are my own.