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Earplanes-Have Yourself a Happy Flight

Updated on October 16, 2013

The first time I saw my mother sporting Earplanes I burst out laughing. This was the solution to Airplane ear? She handed me a pair of my own and I gave it a try. Now I do not travel without them.

I have flown a lot in my life. My experiences range from 'slept the whole way' to 'the stewardess hid in the bathroom after swearing the plane was going to crash.' The one part of the flight which never changes is the misery of Airplane Ear. Airplane ear is where the pressure in your middle ear is out of balance from your environment. During takeoff and landing the fast changes in altitude are responsible for triggering Airplane Ear.

Growing up we used to try a variety of self-care options to help during take-offs and landings. There were the bubble gum days where we all chomped our way through changing altitudes. Sometimes we would try swallowing over and over or yawn repeatedly. Anything to fix the 'difference' between middle ear and environment pressure or at least improve it.

My mother's new Earplane solution made her look a bit like a martian, a very comfortable martian. She handed me my own pair in its' very own plastic case. A quick look revealed Earplanes to be very different from standard earplugs. They have a sleek design which allows you to 'screw' them into your ears. Every Earplane is drug-free with an exclusive CeramX filter made specifically to relieve pressure related to changes in altitude.

For the first time I felt like normal during take-off and landing. No more gum-chewing, endless yawning, or swallowing like mad. The earplanes took care of the pressure and helped block the typical airplane noises around me.

Once at a cruising altitude it was effortless to remove the Earplanes and put them in their carrying case ready for landing. When the pilot announced 'we will soon be descending' I 'screwed' them back in. The change in comfort level was wonderful. I even fell asleep during landing which has always been impossible for me.

If you are going to be flying then I strongly recommend getting your own pair of Earplanes. They are even available in child sizes so your little ones can have the best flight experience possible.

Having done a lot of traveling I know just how a few odds & ends can make all the difference. For example, having a travel kit which is already TSA approved (aka you don't have to panic over ensuring your liquids are regulation size when going through security) makes every one, including airport employees, a little happier. Your fellow passengers will also be pleased at your fabulous hygiene. Not to mention how envious they will be when you conk out on your new memory foam travel pill. Make your next flight a happy one!

Original Child EarPlanes by Cirrus Healthcare Earplug for Airplane Travel Ear Protection (1 Pair)
Original Child EarPlanes by Cirrus Healthcare Earplug for Airplane Travel Ear Protection (1 Pair)

Make your child's flight a happy one with Earplanes Ear Plugs special travel-size edition! For children ages 1-10.

 
Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow - The Best Travel Pillow with 360 Head, Neck and Chin Support, Black
Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow - The Best Travel Pillow with 360 Head, Neck and Chin Support, Black

Travel in comfort with an inflatable travel pillow perfect for your neck and head. Put in Earplanes and sleep the flight away.

 
Handy Solutions Travel Kit Women's TSA Approved,  (Pack of 2)
Handy Solutions Travel Kit Women's TSA Approved, (Pack of 2)

No need to stand in security worrying over liquid seizes. This handy travel kit is already TSA approved making it carry-on ready and ensuring you arrive at your destination looking and smelling fabulous.

 

Earplanes are a cost-effective way to help people fly pain-free when suffering from a sinus infection or allergies. Don't suffer through airplane ear. Try Earplanes and have yourself a happy little flight!

This short video gives a quick explanation on the use of Earplanes.

How do you deal with Airplane Ear?

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    • Joebeducci profile image

      Joebeducci 

      4 years ago

      Looks like a great solution, thank you for the lens! Greets, Joebeducci

    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I definitely could use these for my trips back to Hawaii.

    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 

      4 years ago

      Such a good idea. Travelers - that is, travelers who fly, will love having this nifty gizmo set to prevent that stabbing screaming ear pain.

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