Earache is one of the most common complaints of airline passengers. Caused by the sudden change in air pressure, airline passengers can experience extreme pain before a popping sensation in the ear. This typically leads to a reduction in hearing for hours, even days, following the flight, before the ear pops again. Knowing how to prevent earaches during a flight can greatly minimise the discomfort experienced.
Can you prevent earaches during a flight?
Today, measures have been taken on aeroplanes to reduce the effect the change in air pressure has on passengers. That being said, many people do still experience earaches during a flight, it is a common travel-related ailment.
To prevent earaches during a flight, you can:
- Take a decongestant every six hours the day before your flight, until 24 hours after you land abroad
- Use a nasal spray before your flight, and twice, every fifteen minutes, then half an hour before you land
- During the flight, chew on sticky sweets or chewing gum. Some people also find sucking hard boiled sweets to be effective
Claiming compensation for accidents abroad
If you have been involved in an accident on holiday, and you believe a third party is to blame for the harm and distress you have endured, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.
Of course, it may not be possible to claiming for in-flight earache, however, there are myriad accidents abroad that can be the basis of a legitimate travel accident claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury. This wealth of experience means that we understand that all travel compensation claims are unique.
With this in mind, we offer all victims of holiday injury and illness a free initial consultation. During this initial consultation, we aim to uncover the basis of your case. This will help us determine both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
For more information on claiming travel accident compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.
Speak with us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice