Earplanes Earplugs - Stop Air Pressure Problems In-Flight
Earplanes Ear Plugs relieve in-flight ear discomfort with the exclusive CeramX Filter that regulates air pressure and reduces harsh noise naturally.
EarPlanes Ear Plugs offer ear pressure comfort on take-off and landing of aircraft as well as noise reduction.
EarPlanes Ear Plugs have the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval.
- Approved by flight attendants
- Recommended by doctors
- Drug free
- Made of hypoallergenic and latex free soft silicone
- Comes in two sizes, Adult and Small for Kids and people with smaller ears
What are EarPlanes?
EarPlanes EarPlugs are a patented pressure-regulating earplug inserted in the ear to help reduce discomfort often associated with air travel. They were developed by an American company in conjunction with the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, and have been tested by US Navy aviators at the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. The US Food and Drug Administration has designated EarPlanes Ear Plugs as a "class 1" medical device, and as such, they may be purchased over the counter without a prescription.
How Do EarPlanes Ear Plugs Work?
EarPlanes Ear Plugs consist of two elements: a hypoallergenic silicone ear plug and a ceramic pressure regulator. The silicone earplug has four circumferential rings which provide an airtight seal between the product and ear canal. The ceramic element is a controlled porosity filter, one end of which is exposed to the external cabin pressure, with the opposite end exposed to the sealed chamber formed when the ear plug is inserted in the ear. Thus, as the cabin air pressure changes, a pressure differential is created across the ceramic filter, thereby causing air to flow through the filter. The filter acts as an impedance to the flow of air into and out of the ear canal. Discomfort is caused by blockage and/or swelling of a passengers Eustachian tube(s). The air pressure changes induced by the aircraft's descent are too rapid for the blocked Eustachian tubes to adjust properly. However, EarPlanes Ear Plugs provide an equal but opposite impedance on the exterior of the middle ear, allowing relief. Discomfort is reduced because the air pressure difference on the exterior and interior of the middle ear is lessened allowing the Eustachian tubes to function more normally.
Who Should use EarPlanes?
EarPlanes Ear Plugs are intended for people with sensitive ears or people who must fly even though suffering with a cold, allergy or sinus condition. A pediatric version is available for children 1 to 11 years of age. We do not recommend use of EarPlanes Ear Plugs in the event of severe sinus congestion (completely blocked Eustachian tubes).
Are There Any Other Benefits to EarPlanes Ear Plugs?
EarPlanes Ear Plugs also act as noise suppression ear plugs. Many users report that EarPlanes Ear Plugs seem to filter out much of the objectionable high frequency noise generated by aircraft engines. Most importantly though, airline flight safety announcements may still be heard (and headsets worn) by users.
Why are EarPlanes Ear Plugs Disposable?
During operation, air flows through the microscopic pores of the ceramic filter. Particles of smoke, pollen and airborne bacteria are small enough to eventually "clog" the filter and reduce effectiveness.
The information below is for guidance. Actual delivery costs and dates depend on the delivery address, weight and time your order is placed. Cut-off time for Overnight Orders is 12 noon.
|Price||Method||Manufacture Time||Delivery Time||Est. Delivery Date|
|£3.95||Royal Mail - 2nd Class||1-2 Days||2-4 Days||Mon 25 Feb - Thu 28 Feb|
|£6.10||Royal Mail - 1st Class||1-2 Days||1-3 Days||Fri 22 Feb - Wed 27 Feb|
|£10.01||Courier - Economy (M-F Pre 6pm)||1-2 Days||2-3 Days||Mon 25 Feb - Wed 27 Feb|
|£12.95||Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Pre 1pm)||Monday||Next Working Day||Fri 22 Feb|
|£13.01||Courier - Overnight (M-F Pre 6pm)||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||Fri 22 Feb - Tue 26 Feb|
|£14.95||Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Saturday Pre 1pm)||Monday||This Saturday||Sat 23 Feb|
|£24.95||Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Pre 9am)||Monday||Next Working Day||Fri 22 Feb|
|£29.95||Courier - Economy (M-F Pre 6pm)||1-2 Days||2-4 Days||Mon 25 Feb - Thu 28 Feb|
|£34.96||Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Saturday Pre 9am)||Monday||This Saturday||Sat 23 Feb|
|Availability||Available to Order|
|Despatch||Off the shelf 1-2 Working Day Despatch|
|Approximate Dimensions||9.5cm x 8.5cm x 2cm|
|Country of Origin||China|