Ear Pain, Scuba Diving (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
The physician will evaluate the possibility of ear squeeze with a series of questions regarding the dive. These questions not only help diagnose the ear squeeze but also detect other potential dive injuries.
The physician will then examine the ear with an otoscope (ear scope). The exam may reveal:
Hearing loss or facial paralysis may also be present. X-rays and blood tests are not needed.