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 Post subject: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:45 pm 
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It's getting pretty cold here now, so will have to start wearing my neoprene hood. When I wear the hood, water tends to get trapped inside after a wipeout and gives me a really uncomfortable feeling in my ears. Any ideas on how to stop water from getting forced into your ears when wearing a neoperene hood?

My hood is a seperate piece with a chin strap, I think 2 or 3 mm. A buddy has an integrated hood as part of his wetsuit and has the same issue.

Do I need some drain holes?


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:57 pm 
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I use Beanie with helmet over it. No problem with water staying under it.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:39 pm 
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davesails7 wrote:
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When I wear the hood, water tends to get trapped inside after a wipeout and gives me a really uncomfortable feeling in my ears.
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Do I need some drain holes?


Google search : surfers ear
& Also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfer%27s_ear

It's an expensive and Painful operation to remove the
bone growth in the ear canal, caused by cold.
A friend of mine had it done.

Keeping the temperature "in" the ear constant is a good defense against such.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
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Motion wrote:
I use Beanie with helmet over it. No problem with water staying under it.


Will have to try out a Beanie instead. I wear a helmet too so no need for chin strap.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:11 pm 
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Why don't you just try wearing some earplugs, ala what swimmers/divers wear.
any decent sporting good store should carry...


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Bille wrote:
davesails7 wrote:
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When I wear the hood, water tends to get trapped inside after a wipeout and gives me a really uncomfortable feeling in my ears.
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Do I need some drain holes?


Google search : surfers ear
& Also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfer%27s_ear

It's an expensive and Painful operation to remove the
bone growth in the ear canal, caused by cold.
A friend of mine had it done.


Anybody can tell me something about the drilling method?I have got my operation planned for the 30th of. January.Getting a bit nervous about this method and all the mixed opinions.They say it is the only way for me since my ear is 95% closed and operating through my ear entrance is not an option they say.They make it sound like some routine procedure,but i have my doubts.
Would love to (h)ear the real story from someone who has done it.Both my ears are bad!!
Keeping the temperature "in" the ear constant is a good defense against such.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:24 am 
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Danperez...Not to worry. Just had a large exostosis removed 2 weeks ago with very little pain after, 2-3 days of tylenol and a little oozing out the ear canal.My Doc used the chissel method to break the bone then he goes in with a high speed drill ( 5600 rpm) to buff up the stump.I believe the last step is to cotterize and add some packing.I was back for a fallow up and everything looks ok. In my case I was having alot of ear infections and hearing loss. Hope it goes well for you.D@ve


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:42 am 
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kawika5 wrote:
Danperez...Not to worry. Just had a large exostosis removed 2 weeks ago with very little pain after, 2-3 days of tylenol and a little oozing out the ear canal.My Doc used the chissel method to break the bone then he goes in with a high speed drill ( 5600 rpm) to buff up the stump.I believe the last step is to cotterize and add some packing.I was back for a fallow up and everything looks ok. In my case I was having alot of ear infections and hearing loss. Hope it goes well for you.D@ve




Thanks for that.Did they open your ear at the back?any risk for facial nerves,they are running very close to the ear.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in ears from hood
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:50 pm 
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kawika5 wrote:
Danperez...Not to worry. Just had a large exostosis removed 2 weeks ago with very little pain after, 2-3 days of tylenol
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Glad you said that ; --Danperez-- sounded a bit worried !!

My friend who had it done ...
That was back in the late 80's, some of you may know him, his
name is Tommy T from San Diego, he's a sponsored Jimmy Lewis rider.

They probably got the operation down quite well by now. Anyway, his
hearing is fine now.

Here is Tommy riding a fun wave last year with his Kite :


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