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Having had ear infections after every dive I bought the Proear mask.

Before I start, this item is not based on any sort of theoretical research etc, only from actual use of the kit

I have not had a single ear infection since using this kit - 4 dives in cape where I continually got infections. Ears were dry after the dives (once I got the knack of clearing the ear cups.)

Another 4 dives or so and I will try out my old mask to see if the infection returns again. If it does than I can put this experience up for your review.

The chocolate teapot lives on............
Not pants yet.................................

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<font color='#000080'>Now on my sixth or seventh infection of the Summer and missing two days diving at St Abbs - really pissed off now!

I'll be storming into the GP tomorrow to finally try and get an ENT referal to get it sorted, but a Pro-ear mask may be a solution for me, so I look forward to the completion of your experiment.

I'm so frustrated because for three years of diving I never had one infection. It now seems that I only have to think about planning a dive before they start swelling up!
 

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Good luck to the pair of you. I know it's a bitch, he said, tempting both fate and providence, but in nearly 14 years of diving, I've never had so much as a non-equalisable descent (salt and sweet water), let alone an infection.

May you both get pain/norz-free soon and get back to that which you love!

Cheers,
 

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Quote[/b] (Mark Davies @ Sep. 21 2003,23:27)]Now on my sixth or seventh infection of the Summer and missing two days diving at St Abbs - really pissed off now!

I'll be storming into the GP tomorrow to finally try and get an ENT referal to get it sorted, but a Pro-ear mask may be a solution for me, so I look forward to the completion of your experiment.

I'm so frustrated because for three years of diving I never had one infection. It now seems that I only have to think about planning a dive before they start swelling up!
I know this may seem odd, but Like Bren I cant recall a single ear infection gained from diving.

I think this is because very early on I watched a diver swilling out his ears with a bottle of liquid after emerging from a dive. After a chat and discovering it was plain tap water I started this practice and continued it since.

A standard mineral water bottle is filled with tap water the evening before a dive and kept in the car to maintain a constant temp. Once surfaced I will empty half the bottle into one ear and the remaining water into the other ear, lean head to allow water to drain out, dry ears/head/hair as best you can.

I must admit during the winter when the temp drops it can be a bit of shock to the system and of course lots of jokes about using your mouth to drink water. But hey no ear infections.

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Good Luck
 
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