Recommendation for ear issues when flying

Summer 2014 CSANews Issue 91  |   Posted date : Aug 06, 2014.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear Bird Talk,

The article on page 42 of the Spring 2014 issue [Health Pulse] missed a great remedy for the unequal pressure between the middle ear and the cabin of an airplane.

I have used EarPlanes for the past six years and have not had any problems since.
Prior to learning of these, I went through every conceivable step including hot water poured on paper towels in plastic cups and put over each ear (the Mickey Mouse cure). I had tried them all without success; in fact, I even suffered from a ruptured eardrum during a landing in Toronto a decade ago.

EarPlanes come in adult and child sizes and are available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. They have been great for me and quite a few other people to whom I have recommended them. I do not fly without them.

Bob Kirkpatrick
Saskatoon, SK

Response:
Ed.: We learn something every day! Thanks for the tip, Bob.

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