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Posted : February 15, 2006
My friend is looking to learn to dive. She is 23 now and when she was a child had a grommet put in her right ear. She did a try-dive without any problems whatsoever, but I'm nervous about her progressing to the PADI OW course without getting it checked out.

What would your advice be?

Posted : February 15, 2006
If the grommet has come out naturally [which they do] and she can equalize ok, e.g. in planes, then all should be fine,
but if she does want a check, her local GP should be able to sort this out as its fairly straighforward.
Dr J
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
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