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    High frequency hearing loss (past 3khz), tinnitus, and vertigo after first dive

    Did they tell you to use stool softeners? Often recommended...
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    High frequency hearing loss (past 3khz), tinnitus, and vertigo after first dive

    So glad that you got in to see him!
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    Need help with Shearwater dive log for Teric

    OK, then maybe that's what you need to do. I'll just say that I have dealt with a LOT of software developers over the years, and I have never found any as responsive and helpful as Nick Shore. So it might be worth reaching out. It doesn't sound like it's not working, it sounds like...
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    Need help with Shearwater dive log for Teric

    I don't understand. Aren't they two different pieces of software? On the MacDive website it says that you can purchase a single license for $25 or $40 for up to 5 installations. But I don't think that they sell the iPhone app through that site. Didn't you buy that separately through the app...
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    High frequency hearing loss (past 3khz), tinnitus, and vertigo after first dive

    Glad you are going to be seen sooner. I'm always reluctant to give any specific advice over the Internet, but hopefully you will get help. Please keep us posted.
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    High frequency hearing loss (past 3khz), tinnitus, and vertigo after first dive

    Yup, I sure agree with that! But I will say that this doesn't sound like a ruptured TM. The fact that you have gotten intratympanic and systemic steroids, and an MRI, tells me that this is a sensorineural hearing loss, not a conductive hearing loss. And the story makes it sound like inner ear...
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    The Checklist Sticker

    I have never heard my solenoid, except with the head out of the unit on the bench. Presbycusis. And of course, clicking doesn't mean that you have a breathable loop! :) Not sure I understand - between the negative and positive check? Seems compliicated. What's the advantage of that over...
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    The Checklist Sticker

    Thanks! Of all the things to do, the one thing that I don't think that there should be controversy about is the prebreathe. If you do nothing else, you should do that. If your CCR can't sustain a PO2 of 0.17 for any reason, you definitely want to black out on the dive boat and not in the...
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    Seasickness

    Thanks so much! The most important sentence in medical school is "there's a bell curve for everything" :)
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    Seasickness

    doctormike submitted a new resource: Seasickness - If you are a boat diver, you likely have had this problem. Here is some advice on management. Read more about this resource...
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    Seasickness

    Seasickness - more generally known as motion sickness - has plagued seafaring people for thousands of years. We have detailed accounts of seasickness in Greek and Roman texts. Admiral Nelson even suffered from this malady! While he first went out to sea at a very young age, he was miserably sick...
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    The Checklist Sticker

    Yeah, that's another pet peeve of mine. The pre-breathe should be when you are in your gear, just before you splash. Pre-breathing while not wearing the rebreather can be a problem if something changes between then and getting in the water (e.g. valve rolloff, line disconnection, etc...).
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    The Checklist Sticker

    You can download the Word document or the Photoshop PDF files from the links in the resource, and edit as you see fit...
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    The Checklist Sticker

    No thrashing! MAV=Manual Addition Valve. For adding oxygen or diluent to the loop by pushing a button.
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    SMB, DSMB, Lift Bags and Safety Sausages

    doctormike submitted a new resource: SMB, DSMB, Lift Bags and Safety Sausages - A guide to these commonly confused items Read more about this resource...
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