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How to prevent water from flushing the ears

Homerkp

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Does anyone know how to prevent water from flushing in and out of the ears while diving? I happens to me several times over the course of a couple hours, always to just one of my ears, and it seems to cause irritation over time.
 
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Andrew the fish

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not a clear question. Do you mean, how to prevent water from entering ear canal? It is possible, there are ear plug and gel plugs, but you will not be able to equalize. You probably meant something else. Can you re-phrase your question?
 

Homerkp

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You know how you can stick a rubber sucker to your car windshield? I'm not sure how it works but it's something like removing the air between the sucker and the glass surface that allows it to stick. And it usually requires moisture. Something similar happens between my ear and the wet suit. I think the removal and re-entry of air between my ear and the wetsuit creates a suction effect, and sometimes this causes the water there to flush into and out of my ear with more force, because the suction is in effect. It even makes a sound. This doesn't always happen. It didn't happen yesterday. But when it does it seems to aggravate the inner ear more. I'm sure this has happened to someone else but I'm not sure of the best way to describe it.
 

Andrew the fish

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aha, that one, It happens to me on occasion. It is either mask strap being too tight and going over the ear. Or snorkel tucked under the strap and over the ear, that could be what is causing it. Not sure though. I never paid much attention to this, when it happen I simply re-arrange the hood or strap, all it takes. But then, maybe we are still talking about different things.
 
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