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Posted : September 17, 2006
Hi there. I am a 28 year old male who has alsways wanted to take up diving. Unfortunately several years ago on my first attempt I found I was unable to clear the pressure in my right ear. When I was 3 I had mumps which made me completely and permenantly deaf in my right ear, could this be a cause to my problem? If not what could be the cause of my inability to equalise?
I can equalise in my left ear with no problems.
Posted : September 18, 2006
If you are 100% deaf in one ear, and you cant equalize that side,
then you must see a dive doc to discuss all the issues before you dive,
02078064028 for an appt
dr j
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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