Why do my ears pop when i dive underwater?

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Date created: Thu, Mar 4, 2021 12:48 AM
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As divers descend down towards the bottom of the sea, the water pressure on their eardrums increases. This pressure against the eardrums causes the symptoms of ear squeeze.

  • Prev Article Next Article. Your ears pop when you dive deep underwater because the (water) pressure at greater depths is higher than the pressure at the surface. Since your ears are used to the atmospheric pressure at sea level (i.e. 14.7 PSI), the eardrum bends inwards due to the pressure difference between the inner ear and the surrounding water.

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