EarPlanes for the Airplane

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.

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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3 Responses to EarPlanes for the Airplane

  1. aubankaitis says:

    Hello Dan!
    Every time I got on a plane, as soon as I sat down I realized I did NOT have a pair of EarPlanes with me. On the recent flight to Chicago, however, Bob Kemp, owner of Oaktree Products, had some ear issues going on and he grabbed a pair. Based on his feedback, the EarPlanes worked great since he didn’t experience any discomfort during the flight. I wasn’t experiencing any ear issues (and again, did NOT have a pair of Earplanes) and had a lot of popping going on during the flight so it sounds to me like these thing work.

  2. Dan Schwartz says:

    Fingers tapping…

  3. Dan Schwartz says:

    Did you actually try these on your trip to Cali?

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