EarPlanes

What are EarPlanes?

EarPlanes are a patented pressure-regulating earplug inserted in the ear to help reduce discomfort often associated with air travel. They were developed by Cirrus Healthcare Products LLC 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.

How do EarPlanes work?

EarPlanes 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, 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 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 in the event of severe sinus congestion (completely blocked Eustachian tubes).

Are there any other benefits to EarPlanes?

EarPlanes also act as noise suppression ear plugs. Many users report that EarPlanes 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 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.

Where can I find EarPlanes?

EarPlanes and Children's EarPlanes are available at all major drug, mass, supermarket and airport retailers such as Amazon.com, CVS, Walgreens, Eckerd, Osco, Sav-On, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, Kroger, Paradies, Hudson News, Host Marriott and many more.

EarPlanes are also available in the United Kingdom at Boots, Superdrug, Lloyds and other chemists, and at airports and chemists throughout Europe, Israel, Japan, and Australia.

What are some Air Travel "Ear Tips"?
  • Take a decongestant 24 hours before flying to keep air passages and ears clear.
  • Chew gum or drink fluids through altitude changes during flight to equalize the pressure in the middle ear.
  • Use a set of EarPlanes™ for take-offs and landings or altitude changes during the flight to equalize the pressure in the middle ear.
  • Hold the nose and swallow to alleviate ear pressure in the middle ear. Use ¼ percent Neo-Synephrine nasal spray shortly after boarding the aircraft and again 45 minutes before the aircraft is due to land to keep the nasal passages open.
  • Try not to fly when you have a cold or upper respiratory infection, as you are more likely to experience ear problems.

 

  

BioEars

What are BioEars good for?

Helps to prevent Swimmer's Ear by keeping water out of the ears.

Are BioEars safe for children?

Yes, BioEars is safe for everyone including children.

Do BioEars provide good protection from noise?

Yes, BioEars has a noise protection rating of 22 which is equal to most Soft silicone earplugs.

Can I use BioEars for swimming?

Yes, BioEars is waterproof and may help to prevent Swimmers Ear.

Where can I buy BioEars?

The ear care section of many drug stores and on this website.

  

MigraineX

What is MigraineX™?

WebMD states, 73 percent of participants reported that weather or barometric changes have kept them from participating in their normal outdoor activities. MigraineX is an ear device designed specifically to help reduce the pain triggered by barometric weather changes.

Source: WebMD

How does MigraineX work?

Patent-pending MigraineX helps reduce the intensity, duration, and discomfort of migraines by regulating the rate of change of pressure inside the ear to minimize the pressure differential between the middle ear and the external ear cavity. MigraineX is not a replacement for your regular migraine medicine.

What is the MigraineX app?

The MigraineX™ app, for both Apple and Android systems, is designed to work with MigraineX to provide sufferers with an alert system for forecasting barometric weather changes. The app provides 7 day and 24 hour forecasts of barometric weather changes and alerts the user to these changes, so they may prepare to use MigraineX and their regular medicine to help prevent or reduce attacks. The app may be downloaded for iOS and android devices.

Is MigraineX reusable?

Yes, MigraineX is made of very durable silicone and may be reused. Replacement is recommended when ear plugs have become sanitarily unfit. Do not submerge your ear plugs in water.

Where can I purchase MigraineX™?
My question isn’t answered here. Who can I ask?

Call us at (800) 327-6151 or by email support@cirrushealthcare.com


Legal: The medical information on the MigraineX site and its app is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please consult your health care provider before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. MigraineX expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this app or its sites. MigraineX does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, or procedure.

 

 

ClearEars

What are ClearEars?

Water trapped in the ears after swimming or bathing can be very uncomfortable and may lead to ear problems such as Swimmer’s Ear. The revolutionary, patent pending, product we designed is ClearEars. ClearEars is a soft, comfortable earplug treated with a polymer, which makes the plugs super-absorbent to draw water from the ears.

Who should use ClearEars?

ClearEars are safe for children and adults. Anyone coming out of a pool, bath, ocean, etc. may get water trapped in their ears. ClearEars is the convenient, fast way to remove this water.

How do I use ClearEars?

Simply place the ClearEars earplugs in your ears for a few minutes, allowing the water to be absorbed by the plugs. This will clear your ears!

Why use ClearEars over regular eardrops?

ClearEars are more convenient to use right out of the water providing on the spot relief. Many eardrop brands also contain alcohol, which is potentially damaging to the ears. ClearEars is soft and natural remedy to your Swimmer’s Ear problem!

Where can I buy ClearEars?

ClearEars are available to purchase on our site, Amazon.com and HEB supermarkets.