Barotrauma / Flying

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mario martz, Jul 15, 2016.

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    1. Mario martz

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hey guys, everytime i took a flight (before T)
      i experienced Barotrauma after landing, for a few hours. my ears would feel very clogged.
      actually last time i took a flight, my left ear hurted so bad, i felt like i had a knife inside and my ear rang for a few minutes.

      Im dying to take some vacations but im afraid to make things worse for my ears.
      so i dont know if i should avoid airplanes totally.

      or if there is some sorta medication i need to take so my ears wont hurt.

      is there someone with some experience in the subject around?

      Thank you :)
    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Do you have plugged nose during those time you have suffered barotrauma? Also did you chew gum or drink liquid to help open up the Eustachian Tube for balancing the air pressure? You may want to use earplanc plugs instead of normal foam earplugs. Earplane is designed for balancing pressure changes in flight.
    3. Bobby B

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Airplanes ? Are you
      Planning to fly on a DC10 or a B707 ? I flew a lot on those in the 1970's and even 80's and today's planes are so well pressurized that I don't see how you can get barotrauma even if you wanted it

      I think your issue is anxiety - have a few beers and enjoy the trip

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