Scuba Diving and Swimming
Being underwater in particular when scuba diving can cause negative ear pressure problems
Find out here how the EarPopper can help
Activities such as diving and swimming require us to spend a lot of time with our ears under the water.
In a similar way to when we fly, usually the pressure inside and outside our ear is the same. When we are submerged in water the pressure outside our ear increases greatly. As the Eustachian Tube adjusts to equalise the pressure it will cause our ears to pop.
But for many, their ears may not pop or may take longer than average. This is called negative ear pressure and can be uncomfortable and painful.
Symptoms of Negative Ear Pressure
- Hearing loss
- Feeling of fullness in the ear
For some people they can encourage the ears to pop by holding their nose and exhaling, but this does not work for all. For those who suffer with negative ear pressure, there is the EarPopper.
How the EarPopper can help?
The EarPopper balances pressure in the middle ear by delivering a safe, constant stream of air into the nasal cavity. During the moment of swallowing, the air opens the Eustachian Tube and clears the middle ear, relieving negative ear pressure and allowing any fluids to drain.
Each EarPopper includes a printed instruction leaflet (IFU), individuals should read in full before using or commencing treatment. Click Here to view a PDF version.
A LICENSED PHYSICIAN SHOULD BE CONSULTED PRIOR TO USE.
Do not use the EarPopper in the presence of ear infection, upper respiratory infection, nasal congestion, cold symptoms or a perforated eardrum. The device is not intended for multiple users.