Tips to effectively treat tinnitus when flying make the flight easier

Tinnitus when flying is a condition that many travelers easily encounter during takeoff and landing. To overcome this unpleasant symptom, passengers should not forget to note some effective tips from HoaBinh Airlines to proactively adjust their health during the travel journey.

Causes of tinnitus when flying

Tinnitus when flying is a phenomenon that occurs when the pressure inside and outside the ear is different. There is usually a eustachian tube in the middle of the ear, but when the air changes suddenly, the eustachian tube will not adapt in time, which accidentally causes the air inside the ear to be absorbed and causes the eardrum to be stretched to the outside. in. At this time, you will feel tinnitus and ear pain.

How does tinnitus manifest?

Some signs of tinnitus when traveling by plane that passengers should pay attention to:

  • Discomfort, ear pain
  • Dizziness, headache
  • Feeling of stuffy ears, possibly mild to severe hearing loss
  • Hear a long, annoying buzzing sound
  • If this condition gets worse, you may experience ear bleeding

Effective measures to prevent tinnitus when flying

To proactively overcome tinnitus when flying, you can refer to the following simple but effective tips to respond promptly if this unpleasant health condition occurs to you:

1. Swallow and yawn several times

Swallowing saliva and yawning several times are the simplest but extremely effective tips to cure tinnitus when flying.

Swallowing saliva helps you work your muscles, stimulating the eustachian tube to work continuously. Yawning is also one of the ways to help open muscles effectively, and the air entering the eustachian tube will balance the pressure between the inner and outer ears.

2. Chew gum

Another simple and effective way to treat tinnitus while flying that passengers can proactively prepare in advance is to bring a box of gum.

Instead of swallowing saliva and yawning many times, chewing gum is also a way to help your muscles work more often. Chewing gum also helps you distract yourself from psychological pressures, keep your mood calm, and effectively relieve stress.

3. Use cotton earplugs

Using cotton earplugs is a method used by many passengers on flights. This helps you reduce sudden changes in your ears when the plane takes off and lands. However, to achieve the best results, you should combine it with activities such as chewing candy, swallowing saliva, etc.

Earplugs are also an effective way to reduce surrounding noise, helping you feel more stable and making it easier for you to fall asleep.

4. Listen to music to keep your spirit comfortable and relaxed

Listening to music is a good way for you to reduce unpleasant symptoms caused by tinnitus when flying. Listening to your favorite music helps you reduce stress and restlessness and distract your focus from outside influences.

Besides, you can choose many other forms of entertainment, such as watching your favorite movies or shows, to keep your mood stable and comfortable during the flight.

5. Use the Valsalva maneuver

Valsalva is a simple way to treat tinnitus when flying that you can note down to use in case you unfortunately encounter an unpleasant condition.

Steps in the Valsalva maneuver: Slowly close your mouth, then close your nostrils with your hands and breathe gently. You need to repeat this action several times, especially during landing, to equalize the pressure between your ears.

6. Use nasal spray

Another effective tip for treating tinnitus while flying that passengers can take in advance is to use sprays 30 minutes to 1 hour before boarding the plane. However, you should be careful to avoid overusing the spray because the medicine can make nasal congestion worse.

7. Take medicine containing Decongestant as prescribed by your doctor

Medicines containing decongestants are effective for people in good health. For those with weak health or symptoms such as arrhythmia, high blood pressure, etc., you should consider or see a doctor for specific, safe advice before use.

8. Avoid sleeping during takeoff and landing

Many passengers often seek sleep to forget the feeling of ringing in their ears when flying, but research shows that sleeping during takeoff and landing will put your body's organs in a resting state. This accidentally causes the eustachian tube to work slowly, and the tinnitus phenomenon lasts longer.

Therefore, you should stay alert during takeoff, then rest and wake up when you hear the announcement that the plane is about to land.

9. Change travel plans

If you are suffering from certain medical conditions, such as colds, sinusitis, or ear infections... you should consider changing your domestic and international travel plans to avoid the health condition from getting worse and making your trip worse. Moving becomes “hell”.

Important notes about tinnitus when flying

To handle tinnitus symptoms when flying, you should note:

  • Before boarding the plane, avoid consuming too many alcoholic beverages or foods that cause indigestion.
  • If your tinnitus is too severe, you need to see a doctor for specific treatment.
  • Delay your flight if your health condition is not good.

Note down the above experiences in handling tinnitus symptoms when flying to make your travel journey more comfortable and "easier". For any information you need advice on, please contact HoaBinh Airlines through our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for dedicated support.