Having your ears plug up during a flight is an uncomfortable sensation that faces many people. The American Academy of Otolaryngology demonstrated that it’s because of the sound-related cylinder, a divert in our ear that balances out pressure between our 2 ears.
While ascending or descending in a flight, the auditory tube’s ability to control the pressure is affected by the change in altitude. The collapse of the auditory tube is due to the change in pressure, which creates that blocked sensation.
This means the answer for diminishing that feeling is to open up to the sound-related cylinder, so the weight can be balanced, and to get that going, you don’t need to hold up until you touch base at your goal.
That’s why we suggested 5 ways to help you open up your ears while you are still on board.