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Ear problem! Serious!

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Mlaen

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What do you guys do when you enter in water in wetsuit?
Do you let some water to get in your hat (btw. what's the real name for that).
I'm asking because when i'm diving i have no equalising problem but when i'm returning to surface it feels like something is pulling my ear outwards. It hurts! Leting water in does not help me!
How do i solve that problem and what is the problem???
Please help me!!!
 

Jersey Jim

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Ear problems

It sounds like you may need to equalize on the ascent as well as the descent. It sounds rare, but maybe somehow air is not escaping on your ascent.
Do you mean "hood" for hat? I let water into my hood, otherwise sometimes an air bubble prevents me from equalizing on the way down.
Good luck with the problem.

Jim
 

Erik

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I have experienced that before, and it was always a little bit of air trapped inside my hood in my ear canal. Before you dive, you must make sure that there is absolutely no air trapped.
If that still happens, then you may want to punch very small holes in the suit where your ears are.
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 

Mlaen

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Re: Ear problems

Do you mean "hood" for hat?
Yes I do, ,Thanx i'll use that word from now. :)

It sounds like you may need to equalize on the ascent as well as the descent.

Correct, that's my problem. :(

I have experienced that before, and it was always a little bit of air trapped inside my hood in my ear canal. Before you dive, you must make sure that there is absolutely no air trapped.

I was usually just let the water in but it looks like that wasn't enought. That could be a problem.
Thanx i'll try it next time i go diving.
 
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TNdiver

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Ive read that many people mark the hood where it covers the ear canal and then after taking it off of course, heat up a small nail or wire and melt/burn a hole in the hood. That usually seems to take care of the problem.
 

JPPLAY

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Re: Ear problems

Jersey Jim said:
It sounds like you may need to equalize on the ascent as well as the descent.

You should never equalize on the ascent. You ears will do it by themselfs.
 
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