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 Post subject: Easy Equalizing Tips
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:46 pm 
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Hi Buddies,

Beberapa waktu lalu, saya melihat banyak rekan2 yang masih sulit Equalize. Bukan di karenakan sakit atau problematik lainnya, tetapi karena lebih ke faktor tehnik yang kurang di pahami. Untuk itu saya coba mengulas kembali tehnik easy equalizing yang saya ambil dari DAN (http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/medic ... toEars.pdf), mudah2an bisa membantu rekan2 yang masih sering sulit equalize biarpun dalam keadaan sehat walafiat.

Tips For Easy Equalizing
1. Listen for the "pop." Before you even board the boat, make sure that when you swallow you hear a "pop" or "click" in both ears. This tells you both Eustachian tubes are open.
2. Start early. Several hours before your dive, begin gently equalizing your ears every few minutes. "This has great value and is said to help reduce the chances of a block early on descent," says Dr. Ernest S. Campbell, webmaster of "Diving Medicine Online" (see: http://www.gulftel.com /~scubadoc/entprobs.html). "Chewing gum between dives seems to help," adds Dr. Campbell.
3. Equalize at the surface. "Pre-pressurizing" at the surface helps get you past the critical first few feet of descent, where you're often busy with dumping your BC and clearing your mask. It may also inflate your Eustachian tubes so they are slightly bigger. Many authorities recommend this, but some disagree. Dr. Murray Grossan, another diving doc and webmaster (see: http://www.ent-consult.com/referralindex.html), says, "Equalizing on the surface should not be done. Only inflate when you need to. Pre-pressurizing is not beneficial." Most of us find it does, in fact, help. The lesson here is to pre-pressurize only if it seems to help you, and to pressurize gently.
4. Descend feet first. Air tends to rise up your Eustachian tubes, and fluid-like mucus tends to drain downward. Studies have shown a Valsalva maneuver requires 50 percent more force when you're in a head-down position than head-up.
5. Look up. Extending your neck tends to open your Eustachian tubes.
6. Use a descent line. Pulling yourself down an anchor or mooring line helps control your descent rate
more accurately. Without a line, your descent rate will probably accelerate much more than you realize. A line also helps you stop your descent quickly if you feel pressure, before barotrauma has a chance to occur.
7. Stay ahead. Equalize often, trying to maintain a slight positive pressure in your middle ears.
8. Stop if it hurts. Don't try to push through pain. Your Eustachian tubes are probably locked shut by pressure differential, and the only result will be barotrauma. If your ears begin to hurt, ascend a few feet and try equalizing again.
9. Avoid milk. Some foods can increase your mucus production. Dairy products can cause a fourfold increase.
10. Avoid tobacco and alcohol. Both tobacco smoke and alcohol irritate your mucus membranes, promoting more mucus that can block your Eustachian tubes.
11. Keep your mask clear. Water up your nose can irritate your mucus membranes, which then produce more of the stuff that clogs.

Note: kalau semua tehnik di atas belum membantu, jangan di paksakan. periksakan dahulu telinga anda ke dokter THT.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:27 pm 
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mantab tips nya om susanto
byk yg merasa sakit pas equalize obatnya juga gampang ya naik aja 1 meter nanti juga akan lbh mudah.jgn dipaksain di kedalaman yg sama krn tekanannya sudah kenceng jd dia nahan di kuping keras, kl kita naik sedikit pas ti lbh mudah deh....


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Ada tips lebih banyak tentang equalize head down ndak ya?
Soalnya saya termasuk seneng freedive - walaupun napas-nya senen kemis.

Kalau equalize pas freedive biasanya rubah posisi dulu, horizontal, liat atas dan equalize. Tapi jadi boros energy ... karena rubah posisi 1 or 2 kali ...

Mohon pentjerahan ...


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canondiver wrote:
Ada tips lebih banyak tentang equalize head down ndak ya?
Soalnya saya termasuk seneng freedive - walaupun napas-nya senen kemis.

Kalau equalize pas freedive biasanya rubah posisi dulu, horizontal, liat atas dan equalize. Tapi jadi boros energy ... karena rubah posisi 1 or 2 kali ...

Mohon pentjerahan ...


mas kl saya equalize biasanya telen ludah dan goyangin rahang saja mas
nanti juga terbiasa sendiri kok. jadi gak perlu head up dulu dan pencet2 idung. mungkin latiannya enakan di kolam dan pake scuba mas jd bs santai dan gak perlu keburu2 naik krn abis napas kan

ini kepake bgt kl nanti mau foto soalnya kan tangan penuh pegang kamera dan gak bs pencet2 idung lg mas...

selamat mencoba.


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