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Posted : March 31, 2006
HI, my boyfriend wants to learn to dive. He has been partially deaf since birth with a condition called bilateral nerve deafness with ski slope hearing loss (he wears a hearing aid). Do you think this condition would cause him problems with diving? He has not had problems flying etc His doctor won't sign him off as he doesn't know enough about diving. Thanks

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Posted : April 1, 2006
There are issues in a sport that can afect hearing if there were problems...
its best he sees a dive doc, not his GP, for an opinion,
02078064028 for an appt in LOndon
dr j
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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