Scuba Diving

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

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    1. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      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. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      I wouldn't recommend diving when your ears I like this. I read someone got T from diving in a pool. Perhaps ask a doctor or other scuba divers, but I wouldn't if I were you
       
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    3. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Research! I've heard it may cause tinnitus. Maybe there is a safe way but do your research.
       
    4. 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 also avoid scuba diving with T.

      I will never put my head fully in the water in the future because of what I've read here (T and diving in a normal pool).
       
    5. Petloy
      Happy

      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      I started swimming again since last month, I've been swimming laps for 40-45 minutes almost daily...I use ear plugs (for swimming)and dry my ears fully when i'm done. I don't dive or swim underwater in the deep part...so far my T is the same.
       
    6. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I remember reading a forum for divers once and a few of them had tinnitus. I remember also reading that when diving they couldn't hear their T
       
    7. ashley
      Busy

      ashley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/28/2014
      I had a patient ask this! My supervisor said she hasn't heard of anything that people with tinnitus can't/shouldn't.
       
    8. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I am an avid underwater photographer (my website) with about 1500-2000 dives. So not being able to dive would be devastating. I think i'll ask around on dive forums. Probably my hearing loss is dive related though, so indirectly so is my tinnitus.
       
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    9. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      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 4khz, so somewhere below that. He doesnt think my hearing loss is dive related, and he thinks diving should be ok with tinnitus. Now, i dont have a very high opinion of this (or any) ENT, so we'll see.
       
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    10. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
    11. applewine
      Curious

      applewine Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial Trigger Points
      I would think it would depend on if diving/pressure caused the tinnitus the first time. The person should also be educated on how diving can cause damage and tinnitus because this has happened to people before. They may prefer to just snorkel and stay away from diving.
       
    12. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Totally off topic but @Cor - your photography is gorgeous!
       
    13. 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.
       
    14. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      As long as you clear every few feet i dont see a problem with pressure changes. I have had some dives with painful ears due to heavy up currents. Those are nasty to deal with.
       
    15. newfie
      Inspired

      newfie Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (gun)
      Did you try diving yet?
      I dove in Bali last summer and aside from everyone sounding like chipmunks when I surfaced; everything was OKAY.
       

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