I get a sense of vacuum in my ears when using SwimEars. How do I avoid that?

The reason for this issue might be due to the fact that when water enters your ear canal the capillary effect creates a complete seal between the rubber and your skin, creating a sense of vacuum in your ear. We have noticed that this happens more often when using larger ear gels than when using smaller.

To avoid it you could try the following:

1. Go down one size with the ear gel (only works unless you’re already using small)

2. When coming up from under water ”click” your ears, similar to what you do when pressure equalizing

3. Wiggle the plugs in your ear with your hands a few times. If none of the above helps, this one usually does

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December 13, 2015

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