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Posted : October 29, 2006
Dear Dr Eden, I have wanted to learn to dive for a long time but I have never got around to it. I am ready now, however in the last few weeks I have developed tinitus in my right ear. The symptoms are a humming that can be almost not there with a fealing that my ear is blocked, changing to much louder and interfering with other sounds and making it uncomfortable. I think it started on a swiming session I had a few weeks ago. Will this effect my diving and make the symptoms worse. Music is my life and I am very cautious about my hearing. Thanking you for your help in this matter. Take care Amanda

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Posted : October 30, 2006
If you havent yet dived,
but are getting this problem from s simple swim,
AND music is your life,
then its best you see a dive doc before considering diving to check your ears and their ability to =ize.
To make an appointment, please call 02078064028.
However lines do get busy in the morning so afternoon is the best time to
call.
Alternatively you can make an appointment request online:
http://www.e-med.co.uk/appointments.php
and you will recieve a response that working day.
And to find our location please look here:
http://www.e-med.co.uk/r_where_are_we.html
Tube is the easiest way of getting here, as we are 30 seconds walk.
Yours
Dr Jules Eden
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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