Some people suffer from ear pain whilst flying when the plane is descending and preparing to land.
What causes pain when flying?
The result of this pain is due to uneven pressure developing on either side of the eardrum during the decent.
How do I prevent ear pain when flying?
Wear Ear Plugs!
Ear Plugs slow down the rate of the change in pressure on the eardrum. It is because of the fast rate in the change in pressure to the eardrum that causes the pain, ear plugs work effectively by slowing down this pressure.