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  1. funisintheair

    tandemskydive after ear-operation

    @ PilFy... that's a clear explanation from the differences between landing with an airplane and doing a freefall out of the plane. Sounds like a too hard job for my ears, but I will wait for the advice of de doctor. This topic will be continued... I promise I shouldn't take needless risks. And good to read your ears are better in equalizing! That's fine. And Chris D, let me check if i understood your post in the right way (reading in English is a bit more difficult then writing it). Summarized: The fact that I doubt about the skydive, is a sign that the answer should be 'no' probably. It's possible to simulate the pressure changes during a skydive, so doctors can see if a jump eventually would give troubles. There are more topics with a simular question, here the advise was given to take a trip with a airplane and try if you can manage the pressure changes. Some parts of the inner-ear don't give painsignals. The risk is that a skydive makes the work from the operation undone. Your advise is to talk with the doctor/surgeon, but you think the answer should be 'no'. Did I understand that correct? For that matter: the operation is many years ago. But for so far i know, the scar tissue (i hope i translated it right/understandable) made my eardrum less elastic. Not only the weeks after operation, but for always... that makes equalizing difficult/impossible but i will check this with the doctor. I am pretty sure that I have scar tissue (not only from the operation but also from the inflammations) because i have mild hearing loss. The fact that I have much pain with landing in a airplane, except i use earplugs, is not very hopeful. Thanks for your advises both, and as said, i will post here the doctors advice.
  2. funisintheair

    tandemskydive after ear-operation

    Hi, Many thanks for your (fast) answer and for saying my English is perfectly understandable. I tried to translate 'Myringotomy'. I am not sure, but I think that is exactly what I mean. I notice the part of 'earplanes' isn't clear. So i will explain. I don't mean earplugs that helps to muffle loud noises. The plugs I mean are useful during take off and landing of the airplane. The plugs (named earplanes) equalize the pressure on your ears. They are great. I have clearly less pain when I use them (I just use them during landing, take off is no problem). The first time I flew I didn't use the plugs (didn't know about them) and that was very painfull!! I still remember. So earplugs can help me to equalize the pressure on my ears, I am not able to do that by myself. But I doubt if the plugs can manage the changing pressures during a freefall. Because it goes so fast. I am afraid you are true: when i have troubles to manage the pressure changes in a aircraft, a freefall can give troubles. Not the answer i hoped for of course, but it is good to know this information before i make the decision to jump. Repturing the eardrum, intense pain, vertigo en nausea sounds bad!! When I have a bigger change to get that problems, i have to be wise. It's not a good idea to take risks like that because of the lewdness to adrenaline. But it's too early for a decision. I follow your advice: I will plan a consult with my doctor.
  3. funisintheair

    tandemskydive after ear-operation

    At first... my English is not very good (I am from Holland). But i try to write a post whitch can be understand