The sensation of popping ears is a familiar side effect of flying
Find out more about how the EarPopper can help
The sensation of popping ears is a familiar side effect of flying.
Usually the pressure inside and outside the ear is the same.
Often changes in air pressure are experienced gradually, allowing our ears to adapt without issues. However, whilst flying there are very fast changes in air pressure.
The Eustachian Tube is located in the middle ear and its main function is to ensure the pressure outside and inside the ear is the same.
When our ears pop during a flight it is caused by the Eustachian Tube adjusting to the rapid change in pressure. When our ears take longer to pop or equalise this is known as negative ear pressure.
Symptoms of Negative Ear Pressure
- Hearing loss
- Feeling of fullness in the ear
How can the EarPopper help?
The EarPopper balances pressure in the middle ear by delivering a safe, constant stream of air into the nasal cavity. During the moment of swallowing, the air opens the Eustachian Tube and clears the middle ear, relieving negative ear pressure and allowing any fluids to drain.
Each EarPopper includes an instruction leaflet, this should be referenced before use.
Do not use the EarPopper in the presence of severe ear infection, upper respiratory infection, heavy nasal congestion or a perforated eardrum.
Consult your healthcare professional before beginning treatment.