Have you ever wondered why your ears pop when you fly on an airplane? Or why, when they fail to pop, you get an earache? Have you ever wondered why the babies on an airplane fuss and cry so much during descent?
Ear problems are the most common medical complaint of airplane travelers, and while they are usually simple, minor annoyances, they occasionally result in temporary pain and hearing loss.
How does air pressure affect the ear?
Blocked ears and Eustachian tubes
The three parts of the ear
How can air travel cause ear problems?
How to unblock your child’s ears
If your child’s ears will not unblock
What about decongestants and nose sprays?