I was wondering if any of you guys experience nausea when you're wearing a hood. I was talking to a friend, and he said that he gets really nauseous after a bad flush because of suction around the ear in the hood. I've felt pretty sick before, but I always thought that it was just because the water is so cold so its kind of like a shock.
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Originally Posted by Epic
It sucks really bad when you get water in your hood and it goes right in your ears.. its trapped in there until you can come up and shake it out.. realy sux
you wont believe how many times i have to go get my ears cleaned because of winter surfing and the hoods with water getting trapped in the ears. i think companies that make wetsuit hoods put a little hole on each ear that lets the water drain, sort of like with the batwings on back zips with the little drain hole.
It's called "Caloric Vertigo" and is caused by cold water entering one ear and not the other. Your inner ear contains the body's balance apparatus. When the temperature or pressure difference between the 2 reaches a certain level, your body reacts with nausea, as if you were dizzy.
Lift the edge of your hood and let cold water enter the canal of each ear.