DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT…
POPPING ears whilst flying can be painful especially for babies and toddlers. It happens because of pressure changes in the air space behind the eardrum (the middle ear). Normally, the Eustachian tube, a passageway which leads from the middle ear to the back of the throat behind the nose, equalizes the air pressure by opening and letting air reach the middle ear. When our ears ‘pop’ the tubes are adjusting the air pressure. In children, narrow Eustachian tubes might not function as well, especially if they have a cold.
Children’s Earplanes, the world’s first pressure regulating earplug, may be a solution. It consists of a silicone earplug which acts as an airtight seal between the product and the ear canal and a ceramic pressure regulator which acts as a controlled filter when inserted into the ear.
They cost £5.10 from Boots and supermarkets.
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