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IN Information ON 18 Apr, 2016
I often prefer traveling from flights either for some business works or quenching my thirst for traveling. But, flying hurts my ears, every time during landing and takeoff. I feel the pain, but ignore it every time, as it goes off automatically when an airplane sets on the ground. I don't know whether it is the case only with me, or there are many others too facing the same thing. But, now I am scared and want to find out if I have issues in my ears or is there any science behind it."
This is me, curious to know about the worst thing I often realize while flying, and here is the answer that I received from the doctors. They didn't only tell me the reason of the ear pain but also suggested me the ways to protect my precious ears while flying.
Read below to know everything.
What? Yes? Oh! You must be bothered about it.
You are not the only one who has this experience; many other passengers around you also suffer from the same thing. But, neither you talk about it nor do the others around you.
You think about the danger that may tear your eardrums and leave you deaf for the rest of your life. Yes! I can understand, it is the worst nightmare.
When the plane takes-off or lands, at a certain height, the pressure inside your ear differs from the outer pressure, which creates blocking of the eustachian tube.
It is an internal organ which connects your middle ear and an end part of your throat. The tube often opens during chewing and yawning. And, it does block completely or sometimes partially due to the air pressure that creates pain in the ear.
And, believe me, nothing can be better than this.
Yes! Chewing doesn't let the eustachian tube block. And, the change in the air pressure doesn't effect your ears much and keeps your ear drum safe. So, the only pill you need to take for killing the pain in your ears is a chewing-gum. So, after learning this, chewing gum has become one of the most important things to be carried while traveling through the air. And, I know you will never forget to keep one.
Wishing you a safe and happy journey for the next time.
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