Ear Care For Divers [video]

Often overlooked by divers is the importance of proper care for our ears/aural hygiene.

Thats right… care for your ears is crucial for maintaining a healthy ear especially for divers and snorkelers.  Ear wax build-up can certainly ruin your dive trip.

Extreme buildup can form a a plug in your ear canal that traps air between itself and the eardrum.  This condition could result in a ruptured eardrum due to pressure eqalization.

An earwax plug can also lead to a form of vertigo that results from chilled water entering one of your ears, while being blocked from entering your other ear.  This condition can cause a temperature differential between your two ears that can result in what's called caloric vertigo.

You can read further about how to properly maintain your aural hygiene here on diversalertnetwork.org


The following video illustrates wax buildup removal and the importance of wax removal by a medical doctor for divers.

Images Source: YouTube Clips


See next page below for a more details about Ears, Sinuses and Barotrama for Scuba Divers

Dive Resorts & Liveaboards by PADI Travel

Plan your next dive adventure with PADI Travel

Purchase your next dive trip from PADI Travel at our affiliate link below and receive a free $300 Hotel Discount Card that can be used worldwide for hotel stays , car rentals and excursions. --> http://forscubadivers.com/DivePadi Simply email proof of purchase for verification. Terms apply, see terms on your Hotel Savings Card email.

Vendor Promotions -Great Deals (Free Shipping Available)

Personal Health & Wellness Technology


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *