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"clearing" ears? Other noob questions as well

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by lord1234, May 7, 2005.

  1. Bibendum

    Bibendum Nassau Grouper

    There is also information on the DAN website about diving with tubes in your ears. They recommended not diving with them but you should read through all ofthe information they provide. www.diversalertnetwork.org.
  2. Xander

    Xander Angel Fish

    Hi Corey,
    As already been mentioned by others, you realy should talk this through with your doctor (ENT-Specialist) first!
    A friend of mine has put himself in serious problems by not doing so. He to had Tubes been placed in his ears afther having a history of middle ear infections that became chronicle.
    Although he was pemitted to swim, there wasn't said anything about diving.
    On the first occasion he went under to the bottom of the swimming pool, due to the pressure, wather has entered through the tubes, into his middle ears causing severe dizziness and vertigo which even resulted in a loss of conscious. Luckely there were people around to help him out.
    I am no doctor at all, but as I understanded it has something to do with the change of temperture due to the water entering the inner ear.
    Now this been said, there will probably been no problem for you to learn to dive in the future, as soon as your ears have been health.
    In my friends case this was afther a couple of months. The tubes grow out by themselves and the puncterings of his eardrums were closed again and he is following diving classes right now.
    So once again, go see your doctor first and don't be too disapointed if he should decide you'll have to wait a little bit longer.:thumbs_up :thumbs_up

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