This Is the Cause of Ear Pain When an Airplane Takes Off or Lands (13 Pics)

Posted on May 12, 2016

If you've ever traveled by plane, you're probably familiar with the ear pain that follows every take-off and landing. Flight crews tend to get adapted to the heights and don't always feel it, but the passengers are a whole another story. Here is how to deal with the ear pain during flights.

1. Who Is the Most Affected?

Who Is the Most Affected?
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Among all people on flights, it's the children that are the most affected by ear pain, especially small children. Their cries of pain might cause a different sort of ear pain, though.

2. What About the Adults?

What About the Adults?
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The adults are less affected, as 1 in 3 adults suffer from it when planes take off.

3. The Eustachian Tube

The Eustachian Tube
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Among things that can plug up your Eustachian tube, a canal connecting your middle ear to the back of your nose, is, unfortunately, attitudinal change. That plugging is the main source of ear pain.

4. Similar Situations

Similar Situations
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Similar ear pain happens when driving up hills and mountains and suddenly feeling like your head would explode.
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