A good-news report and bad-news query for doctors in the group or others with relevant knowledge:
Good news: had my first-ever encounter with that desirable but elusive experience, the long trip with tailwinds both ways. Last Thursday went from the DC area to southern Louisiana; yesterday, back home. Ground speeds on all legs of the trip consistently in the 160s, sometimes higher. My fellow SR20 drivers will understand how unusual an occurrence this is. Since I’ve had dozens of trips with headwinds both ways, maybe I’m due for a few more of this sort.
Question: my wife was on this trip (to visit one of our kids). She has had tinnitus in one ear for several years – it was apparently antibiotic- induced, after a bad ear infection. She finds small-airplane trips to be very wearing on the ear that has the problem. We use the Lightspeed 20k headsets, and she has no trouble in the “good” ear. But with the bad one, she finds a significant increase in tinnitus for several days after a long trip in the Cirrus, along with pain in that ear.
Anyone with similar experience? More effective noise-blocking techniques you all have encountered? Thanks Jim F