Pressure and pain in your ears during a flight can be extremely annoying and even painful. And almost as unpleasant, for some, is having to wait another 12 hours, or longer, before being able to hear normally again.
The pain is due to a change in the air pressure when the aircraft climbs and descends. This occurs in the inner (middle ear) involving the Eustachian tube. However, any change in pressure causes the ear to produce more wax as a means of natural defence. Many clients tell stories of stress and anxiety when they have been forced to seek medical advice in a foreign country that is not English speaking or have spent their entire holiday in pain with loss of hearing.
Before you fly, we can offer you:
- A free ear health assessment
- Wax removal if required
- Advice on widely available products which may ease discomfort.