Snorkeling with a Perforated Hole in the Eardrum

Just because someone has a hole in the ear drum does not mean that they will never be able to experience snorkelling. After alot of trial and error over the years, and trying different things (including blue tack which does sort of work) @pipi_kiwi finally found these earplugs that work.

You will see by the shape of them that one part goes into the ear. They do not have to be pushed in hard, in fact they just sit comfortably on the ear.

Once the head goes into the water and they are covered, this creates the pressure that pushes in the inside of the "cup" part, thus sealing the ear and therefore the ear drum.

Here it is fitted into the ear.

Of course there are still limitations, like depth, but even just being able to float around on the top will open a new world :)

So if you or someone you know has not been able to snorkel before because of a hole in the eardrum, you have just found a way to be able to give it a go :) Enjoy :)

Posted by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua, February 04, 2018 23:10

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Thanks heaps for writing this journal post @tangatawhenua. I know a few people who will be interested.

Posted by markmcg over 4 years ago (Flag)

You were the inspiration @markmcg for me writing about this in the first place :)

Posted by tangatawhenua over 4 years ago (Flag)

Good one. Already shared it with one keen snorkeler.

Posted by markmcg over 4 years ago (Flag)

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