Flying long-haul becomes less of a pain
Upon discovering a purple felt-tip pen lodged firmly in my left ear, my grandmother scolded me, bellowing "you should never put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow!" Yet here we are, some 25 years later - she's dead and I'm not. Guess it worked out ok, then.
Pro-Idee never listened to my grandmother either, and thank goodness they didn't, otherwise they'd never have created their Ear Pressure Equalizer. If like me, you suffer pain in your ears when flying, this will be a godsend. Increased cabin pressure presses your eardrum inwards and your ears can become “blocked” - in my case to the point of deafness for up to a day. This little gizmo sucks air from the outer ear canal creating a slight vacuum which gently pushes the eardrum back into its original position.
There's no chance of causing damage to your lughole either; a safety vent prevents excess pressure blowing a hole in your head. All this, and it was invented by a professor too, so you know it's good.