The question we often hear is: << But the ears don’t hurt you ? >> . Starting right from this common question that I begin to explain why the ears hurt.
In a previous article, we talked about “pressures” and the “Pascal Principle”, everything still revolves around the variation of Pressures, if we learn this important concept well, be assured that the inconvenience of feeling pain, can be managed if applied properly as we are going to explain now and that is taught in basic courses Open Water Diver PADI.
We begin to divide the ear into three distinct sections, as shown in the figure below.
The ear affected by pressures” is that of the middle ear, the part that houses the Timpano. The first thing you need to know is that in a dipping, which is in the sea, lakes or other and that it is with tanks, apnea or simply for leisure as often happens in summer, The most “dangerous phase” are the first -5mt. In fact it is no coincidence that the accidents caused by tympanic failure they are more frequent among ordinary bathers than among divers. Below, I tried to depict in four stages, what happens to our middle ear, when subjected to pressure variation.