Ear Planes for Adults - Ear Protection for Travel

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Ear Planes for Adults - Ear Protection for Travel

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Pressure changes from flying or traveling up mountains can be uncomfortable and put pressure on your ears.  The Ear Planes Travel Ear Plugs relieve ear discomfort caused by changes in plane cabin pressure.

EarPlanes work by slowing down the rate of the air pressure changes on the eardrum, which cause ear pain. Simply insert them into your ears before the plane leaves the ground and take them out after you have reached your "cruising altitude."

Then when the plane gets ready to land reinsert them before the descent begins and leave them in until the plane arrives at the gate. Each pair is good for one round-trip (two flights). One pair per box.

Regular EarPlanes are for ages 12 and up.

Children's EarPlanes are for ages 1-11.

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Ear Planes Features:

  • Noise Reduction Rating 20 Decibels
  • Disposable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Latex Free

Ear Planes help to relieve ear pain caused by changes in the air pressure inside airplanes during takeoffs & landings.

Relieves ear discomfort, clogging and popping with  the exclusive CeramX™ filter that regulates air pressure naturally. EarPlanes and Small EarPlanes are backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal.

 EarPlanes are a patented pressure-regulating earplug inserted in the ear to help reduce discomfort often associated with air travel. They were developed by Cirrus Healthcare Products LLC in conjunction with the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, and have been tested by US Navy aviators at the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego.

New study links dangerous ear problems to roller coaster rides. For the study from Henry Ford Hospital click here.

How To Use Ear Planes:

Before Inserting, pinch nose and blow. For best results, ALWAYS insert EarPlanes one Hour BEFORE landing. Remove AFTER landing and when cabin door is opened. Chronic sufferers may ALSO insert EarPlanes just BEFORE takeoff.  EarPlanes may be removed when the airplane reaches MAXIMUM altitude and reinserted one hour BEFORE landing. For maximum results, use your opposite hand to pull the top of your ear upward. Insert the ribbed end and turn like a corkscrew until snug.

 How Do EarPlanes Work?

EarPlanes consist of two elements: a hypoallergenic silicone ear plug and a ceramic pressure regulator. The silicone earplug has four circumferential rings which provide an airtight seal between the product and ear canal. The ceramic element is a controlled porosity filter, one end of which is exposed to the external cabin pressure, with the opposite end exposed to the sealed chamber formed when the ear plug is inserted in the ear. Thus, as the cabin air pressure changes, a pressure differential is created across the ceramic filter, thereby causing air to flow through the filter. The filter acts as an impedance to the flow of air into and out of the ear canal.

Discomfort is caused by blockage and/or swelling of a passengers Eustachian tube(s). The air pressure changes induced by the aircraft's descent are too rapid for the blocked Eustachian tubes to adjust properly. However, EarPlanes, provide an equal but opposite impedance on the exterior of the middle ear, allowing relief. Discomfort is reduced because the air pressure difference on the exterior and interior of the middle ear is lessened allowing the Eustachian tubes to function more normally.

EarPlanes are intended for people with sensitive ears or people who must fly even though suffering with a cold, allergy or sinus condition. A pediatric version is available for children 1 to 11 years of age.

We do not recommend use of EarPlanes in the event of severe sinus congestion (completely blocked Eustachian tubes).

EarPlanes also act as noise suppression ear plugs. Many users report that EarPlanes seem to filter out much of the objectionable high frequency noise generated by aircraft engines. Most importantly though, airline flight safety announcements may still be heard (and headsets worn) by users.

During operation, air flows through the microscopic pores of the ceramic filter. Particles of smoke, pollen and airborne bacteria are small enough to eventually "clog" the filter and reduce effectiveness.

Air Travel Ear Tips:

  • Take a decongestant 24 hours before flying to keep air passages and ears clear. 
  • Chew gum or drink fluids through altitude changes during flight to equalize the pressure in the middle ear.
  • Use a set of EarPlanes™ for take-offs and landings or altitude changes during the flight to equalize the pressure in the middle ear. 
  • Hold the nose and swallow to alleviate ear pressure in the middle ear.
  • Use ¼ percent Neo-Synephrine nasal spray shortly after boarding the aircraft and again 45 minutes before the aircraft is due to land to keep the nasal passages open.
  • Try not to fly when you have a cold or upper respiratory infection, as you are more likely to experience ear problems.