The Ear Pressure Equalizer gadget sucks air out of the outer ear canal and thereby removes the annoying blocked ear feeling you get in descending aircraft as the cabin pressure goes haywire. It’s been developed by a real live Australian Prof of Tinnitus research so it should work, shouldn’t it? £38.95.
You experience it during flight landings – increased cabin pressure presses the eardrum inwards and the ears become “blocked” – an irritating and painful sensation…The Ear Pressure Equalizer sucks air from the outer ear canal creating a slight vacuum which gently pushes the eardrum back into its original position. Using the equalizer is child’s play. Simply close the ear canal with the equalizer, briefly press the yellow membrane – done. No matter how strongly you press, the built-in safety vent will prevent the build-up of too much pressure.