Ear Squeeze Causes
Ear squeeze is the adverse effects of pressure changes on the ear that can occur with scuba diving. Scuba diving can affect the external ear, middle ear, and inner ear. Ear problems are commonly caused by inadequate equalization, forceful equalization, diving with a cold or allergies, wax buildup, a tight hood, or a mask over the ear. If symptoms of ear squeeze begin at depth, they can be very dangerous for the diver.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM