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What increases my risk for inner ear decompression sickness?

Scuba diving to a depth greater than 100 feet increases the risk of suffering inner ear decompression sickness (IEDCS). IEDCS has been seen in shallow water divers, but it is far less common. The use of helium-oxygen mixture, rather than a nitrogen-oxygen mixture, also seems to increase occurrence of the condition. Failure to follow proper decompression techniques is another way to increase your risk.

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