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  1. #1
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    Surfers, I need your help...

    Hello everyone,

    I am a University student and I am currently doing a study that aims to to map the problem different people who perform various water-activities have with their ears. Surfers are one of the segments in this study, so I would be very happy if you guys took 1-2 minutes of your time to help me out!

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYCM5R7

    Thank you very much for your help!

    - Anders

  2. #2
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    Just took your survey....very interesting. I'm not one to wear ear plugs in anyway, shape, or form and have surfed some nasty waters on the east coast and central america. Never had the urge to use them either and don't get infections...in the ear anyway. I have had many bacteria infections especially after heavy rains. No fun at all. Pisses me off that pollution can cause our water to be that dirty. Pray for surf!!!!

  3. #3
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    Took your survey man, good luck with your project.

    The only time I have ever worn ear plugs was all the years I swam competitively, although I hardly ever wore them even then. Never really had a problem with ear infections because I always use an evaporant (rubbing alcohol/peroxide mix) after getting out of the water.

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    Took the survey, but look skewed towards earplug use, I thought there would be more stuff about infections and "surfers ear".

    Any way, I almost had to stop surfing because of my sinus/ear problems, but Doc pro plugs have kept me in the water.

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    I use alcohol :)

    I used to get ear infections after swimming or surfing. I now put a few drops of alcohol in my ears after every time and it works great.

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    PS - I took the survey, too.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfootr View Post
    Took the survey, but look skewed towards earplug use, I thought there would be more stuff about infections and "surfers ear".

    Any way, I almost had to stop surfing because of my sinus/ear problems, but Doc pro plugs have kept me in the water.

    yea it is a little skewed- second to last question(s)

  8. #8
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    cool man done with the survey....good luck with your project. let us know how it goes

  9. #9
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    i took it but it looks like you might be trying to skew your data to support your hypothesis.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    i took it but it looks like you might be trying to skew your data to support your hypothesis.
    It's probably for an intro course. At least that's my guess.

    Let's give the guy a little breadth and help him out....