Hearing Protection for Flying and Travel
Ear Plugs offer the safest, most
reliable solution to ear pain caused by rapid air pressure changes.
The earplugs listed below work by slowing the movement of air into and out of
the outer ear, giving your inner ear more time to adjust to the changes in air
pressure often experienced during flight. This approach works well for most
people. Many people are also concerned about the pain their children may suffer
when traveling by airplane; some of the flying earplugs below are designed
especially for children. Additionally, all of these earplugs also will
reduce the noise level, for a more comfortable flying experience all around.
Check out a short list of our favorite ear plugs for flying and
download our flying/travel ear plug comparison chart. Active
Noise Reduction Headphones
Active Noise Reduction Headphonesare the best solution for eliminating travel noise. If loud, annoying noises are keeping you from traveling in comfort, these Active Noise Reduction (or Active Noise Cancellation) headphones are our first recommendation. These headphones are great at reducing the irritation of engine and wind noises. For both noise and pressure, you can combine ear plugs with Active Noise Reduction earphones for best results. In our opinion, the best flying plugs for wear with headphones are FliteMate plugs, because of their very low profile in the ear.
|Pluggerz All-Fit Travel Earplugs (NRS 23.4-30.4)|
(NRS 23.4-30.4) These reusable earplugs from Pluggerz make travel much more comfortable by cutting down on pressure pain from elevation changes and by reducing fatigue from cabin noise, roaring engines, and other irritating but unavoidable travel sounds.
|Pluggerz All-Fit Travel KIDS Earplugs (NRS 23.4-30.4)|
(NRS 23.4-30.4) These Pluggerz reusable earplugs for kids make travel much more comfortable by easing ear pain from elevation pressure changes. Also takes the edge off overwhelming airplane cabin noise.
|Plugfones Executive Travel Earplugs with Music|
(NRR 25) Airplane cabin noise, chattering passengers, and that crying baby can all say hello to your little friends: two little earplugs that fit comfortably in your ears and provide NRR 25 noise blocking and good quality sound so you can listen to your smart phone or other device.
|HearDefenders-DF™ Dual Filtered Natural Sound Variable Noise Reduction Ear Plugs|
(NRR 12/22) HearDefenders-DF™ natural sound variable noise reduction ear plugs offer a unique set of features that make these breakthrough ear plugs an excellent choice for most situations that call for a natural sound earplug.
|Alpine FlyFit Flying Ear Plugs (NRR 11)|
(NRR 11) Alpine FlyFit Flying Ear Plugs make travel much more comfortable. The combination of pressure management and noise reduction greatly enhances the comfort of most flying passengers, letting your arrive at your destination more relaxed and feeling better.
|Alpine Pluggies Premium Small Sized Ear Plugs|
Alpine Pluggies for Surfing, Swimming, Flying, Concentration and Noise Protection are a terrific solution for water babies of any age, especially when you need a water protection or flying ear plug and still want to be able to hear what is going on around you.
|Cirrus EarPlanes Ear Plugs for Flying (NRR 20)|
(NRR 20) The original plugs for flying, lab-tested and proven effective for adults and children. No more suffering from ear pain due to rapid pressure changes during airplane travel.
|Flents Flite Mate Flying Ear Plugs|
(NRR 22) Flents Flite Mate Flying Ear Plugs are made specifically to improve your comfort while flying. By wearing Flite Mate ear plugs from takeoff through landing, the pressure changes are moderated, giving the inner ear more time to adjust to the painful changes in pressure.
|HearTech FliteMate Reusable Flying Ear Plugs|
(NRR 22) FliteMate flying earplugs are the economical choice in top quality pressure management ear plugs for flying. FliteMates are washable and reusable so you can use them for years, making FliteMates the best value in flying ear plugs on the market today.
|Crescendo Fly Ear Plugs (NRR 10)|
(NRR 10) Crescendo Fly tackles both major problems caused by flight: noise fatigue and ear pressure. With NRR 10 relief from sound to cut down the cabin noise, you can fly much more comfortably, focus better on your in-flight reading material, or just take a good nap during your flight.
|NoNoise Travel Model 161 Silicone Free Thermoplastic Reusable Ear Plugs with Precise Noise Filtration (SNR 20) (One Pair with Carry case)|
(SNR 20) NoNoise Travel ear plugs block noise, reducing noise fatigue and helping you reach your destination feeling calmer and more refreshed. Provides protection from rapid pressure changes, regulating pressure inside your ear canals to reduce ear pain during flight.