Hidden Hearing Respond to Study Which Reveals Third of People Suffer Ear Pain During Travel

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Specialists in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to a study which found ear pain was the number one complaint for air travellers.

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The pain is caused by the pressure making the eardrum press inward, resulting in pain and discomfort.

One third of people complain of ear pain during a flight, caused by changes in cabin pressure that occur when an aircraft descends.

The survey by Deafness Research UK found ear pain was a common problem during air travel. The pain is caused by the pressure making the eardrum press inward, resulting in pain and discomfort.

With summer approaching and many people looking to fly abroad for their holidays, Hidden Hearing have responded to the research with interest and have tips on combating in-flight ear pain:

“A popular and effective way of dealing with ear pain is to swallow regularly as the plane descends perhaps by sipping some water, sucking a boiled sweet or chewing gum. There are also specially designed ear plugs such as the Heartech Flitemate Plugs available from our online shop that can be worn during takeoff and decent which help equalise pressure and should help combat pain.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss,Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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