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Ear problem, Tinnitus & Buzzing - Never Diving Again

Discussion in 'Diving Medicine Q&A' started by Oezkan, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    A Frenzel with regulator in-mouth is called a Marcante-Odaglia. It is slightly LESS effective than original Frenzel (that is done by free divers, with the mouth closed).
    You should practice performing both techniques, as removing the reg from the mouth for performing pure Frenzel is definitely unpractical when scuba diving...
    Albeit in some case it is necessary, exactly because Frenzel provides more pressure than Marcante-Odaglia, so when a tube has difficulties opening, you remove the reg and perform pure Frenzel, for maximum pressure.
    This is what is done usually by free divers, when they use a Scuba system: they are used to pure Frenzel, so they feel the need of removing the reg from the mouth for performing it properly.
  2. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
    There is a free PDF online called: Diving and Subaquatic Medicine for Scuba Divers. Well worth reading.
  3. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Queensland Australia
    Dr Carl Edmonds was one of the main authors of this, I remember him as THE Dr of Underwater medicine [ made Dr Cmdr R.A.N.] At the R.A.N. Navy dive school HMAS Penguin Sydney from the mid 1980s, went on to bigger things after that [so I have been told], Must be him. He was way above my 'pay grade'.
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  4. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
    That's the e-book. Interesting reading; with several ear clearing techniques included.

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