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Posted : April 17, 2006
Hi, every time i dive i can clear perfectly fine until i reach 15 m (45 feet). then it is almost impossible to clear, but if i ease down extremely slow i can go deeper and the pressure in my ears eventually goes away. i was wondering if anything can be done to speed up the desent, or just what might be the cause of this? i know its making my dive buddies angry having to wait for me. this also happens while freediving and i've stopped and tried blowing harder to clear and my ears sqeak like they do when you make a noisey or bad equalization but the pressure is not relieved.
i do have "surfers ear", from years spent in cold water, but my ear canals are still open.
Posted : April 17, 2006
Its strange that you can get down to that deep with no problems, then issues cut in there,
it would be worth seeing a diving doc for a look at your ears, and seeing how you =ize,
if your ar ein London 02078064028 for an appt
dr j
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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