DAN Medical Frequently Asked Questions
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>The ear is a complex organ that enables orientation in space, everyday physical activities and social communication. While the anatomy of the ear may be intimidating to some extent, we have tried to provide a simplified but explanatory picture to enhance your comprehension of processes important for diving.
>Pressure equalization in the middle ear is the most important skill for divers. If not mastered properly, divers can get injured and sometimes permanently disabled. In divers with healthy ears, ear barotrauma is preventable. Divers should invest time and effort to master equalization techniques.
>To learn more about ears and diving, visit Youtube.com/DiversAlertNetworkTV and watch the video seminars.