With our children out from school and warmer days finally upon us, many of us utilize this period to spend time away with our families. Depending on how far we plan on traveling, we may fly on an airplane to get where we are going. Unfortunately, air travel can be a stressful endeavor in itself since there is so much to remember, pack, and do. So much so, it’s not uncommon for people to pack up their luggage and forget one of the most valuable items they can carry on with them aboard the airplane, a pair of ear plugs.
Flying on a plane can cause travelers to experience “airplane ear,” or barotitis media. While airplane ear will likely not do any serious damage, this condition can be excruciating and can cause partial hearing loss. If you plan on flying anytime soon, make sure you check out and follow these simple tips that can help you avoid airplane ear.