Many business and recreational air travelers experience some ear pain during take-off and landings; a convenient product designed to alleviate this type of air travel discomfort is readily available for you and your patients. EarPlanes is a patented pressure earplug developed by Cirrus Healthcare Products, LLC in conjunction with the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, and tested by the US Navy aviators at the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego.
Comprised of a hypoallergenic silicone earplug and a ceramic pressure regulator, the earplug provides an airtight seal while the CeramX filter monitors cabin pressure differences, adjusting the differential flow through the earplug for maximum comfort. This product is packaged in pairs and available in both adult and children’s sizes. According to the manufacturer, each pair may be used for one round-trip journey or two flight segments. With spring break and vacations right around the corner, consider stocking some in the clinic for resale to your traveling patients.