During the pressurisation portion of your session you may notice some discomfort in your ears due to the change in pressure, similar to on an aeroplane. There are a range of different techniques that can be used to help clear your ears.
Voluntary Tubal Opening
Yawn or wiggle your jaw
Pinch nostrils and gently blow through your nose
Pinch nostrils and swallow
Pinch nostrils while contracting throat muscles and make the sound of the letter ‘K’
Pinch nostrils and gently try to blow air out of nose while swallowing
Push jaw forward and employ the Valsalva or Frenzel Manoeuvre
Compensating ear plugs are manufactured for air travel. Some members who struggle to clear their ears find these can assist in equalising the pressure during a session.
If you are unable to clear your ears during a session in the Oxygen Chamber please inform the operators as soon as possible.