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For many divers, ear problems
affect their ability to enjoy their sport more than any other health issue.
More dives are aborted and more diving holidays are shortened due to ear
problems than any other cause.
Water and pressure affect every
diver's ears. Infection and discomfort to the ear are the most common
health risks involved in diving, often causing permanent damage. Many
divers find they must interrupt expensive, long awaited diving explorations
as a result of ear problems. The financial loss and unfulfilled expectations
2000™ is the world's only practical ear protector for divers,
designed and developed by diving physicians, engineers and instructors
in order to enhance diver safety and comfort.
PROEAR 2000™ unique design
and performance, allows divers to keep their ears dry, thereby:
- Improving diver comfort and preventing painful ear problems
- Improving hearing and sense of direction underwater
- Simplifying equalization of pressures while diving
PROEAR 2000™ offers a
high quality and cost effective solution to a common and often vexing
problem experienced by almost all divers.
ProEar 2000 Mask $85 - Buy Online
Available colors: Carbon Gray/Black
ProEar 2000 The original
ProEar created after 5 years of research and development in Israel, USA
and Taiwan. This mask is a high-quality, low-volume mask that is made
from the highest quality liquid-injected silicone and polycarbonate plastics.
The mask is designed to accommodate over-the-counter prescription lenses
and can be installed in 5 minutes.
ProEar Panorama $85 - Buy Online
Available color: Translucent Blue
The ProEar Panorama is a very low volume 4 lens mask which
allows for ultimate light penetration and a sense of almost 180
degree viewing field. It is a perfect mask for snorkeling and
free diving as well.
ProEar Corona $85 - Buy Online
Available color: Black/Black
The ProEar Corona is our latest
addition and is a perfect optical mask that allows for immediate installation
of prescription lenses. Low volume, two lens and made from high quality,
very soft silicone.
ProEar Kid's Panorama $85 - Buy Online
Available color: Translucent Blue
ProEar Kid's Panorama is a single-lens
wide-bodied ProEar mask. Allows for an excellent viewing field made of
highest quality silicone and polycarbonate.
the ProEar 2000 works
ear cups cover the ears forming a watertight seal (once properly positioned
and taking care to take out all excessive hair). Air is allowed into the
ear cups when exhaling through the nose into the mask and then through
the thin tubing which runs from the mask skirt into the ear cups passing
through non return valves in the tube and into the ear cups. This allows
the air space in the ear cups to equalize according to ambient pressure.
The mask, ear cups and indeed the entire respiratory system become a closed
circuit equalized air pressure system.
The ear cups serve as a primary
filter of ambient water pressure from the sea and the tubes mimic the
Eustachian tubes allowing the diver to easily equalize the pressure in
the ear cup before it ever reaches the ear drum.
All the diver has to do is
gently blow air through his nose to keep the ambient pressure (taken from
the regulator) into the mask and ear cups. This creates a kind of 'buffering'
effect that basically allows the ears to equalize in 2 stages. The first
from the sea pressure into the ear cup and the second from the ear cup
onto the eardrum.
The action of the silicone
tube mimics the Eustachian tube but transports air in a much easier less
obstructed fashion. The silicone membrane of the ear cup mimics the eardrum
but is obviously more flexible and not effected by cold or pollutants.
Some divers will still have
to pinch their nose shut in order to equalize but the process should definitely
be easier. The ear cups can be cleared of any water similar to clearing
The ProEar 2000 mask also protects
against ear infections, bony calcium deposits in the ear, and cold. The
ProEar 2000 also allows for the directionality of sound, thereby allowing
the diver (for the first time) to actually sense where sound direction
is coming from!
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