Scuba Diving

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cor, Jun 30, 2014.

    1. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hey all, anyone here a scuba diver? Do you still dive with tinnitus? Any specific precautions you take? Or is diving pretty much a no go once you have tinnitus?
       
    2. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      I would avoid scuba diving with tinnitus.

      I will never put my head fully in the water in the future because of what I've read here (tinnitus and diving in a normal pool).
       
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      Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I am an avid underwater photographer with about 1500-2000 dives. So not being able to dive would be devastating. Probably my hearing loss is dive related though, so indirectly so is my tinnitus.

      I asked my ENT, and he says he sees tons of dive related hearing problems and they're mostly in the lower frequencies. My hearing loss is at 4 kHz, so somewhere below that. He doesn't think my hearing loss is dive related, and he thinks diving should be ok with tinnitus. Now, I don't have a very high opinion of this (or any) ENT, so we'll see.
       
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    4. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Depends on how deep you dive, I would say. The deeper you go,,the more dramatic the pressure changes. As for me: am sticking to snorkeling or diving in water 25 feet or less.
      Bu this is a question to ask your doctor.
       
    5. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      For those who are interested/concerned, attached is an article titled:

      "Inner Ear Disorders in SCUBA Divers: A Review"
       

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