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We are looking for paddlers to help improve the health of the kayaking community!

Dr. Mia Derstine, Emergency Medicine Physician & Wilderness Medicine Fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz, is leading a study on hearing loss in whitewater kayakers.
Please help us by filling out this brief (~1 min), anonymous survey.*

https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=4PFFDF43TF

We are a Colorado-based research group, but are interested in kayakers across the country.
We will post all results, and will follow-up with important prevention & treatment info.

Thank you!

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* Participation in this survey is completely voluntary with no compensation offered. After the initial data collection phase, everyone will have access to the educational materials, regardless of participation in the survey. This survey study was exempted by the University of Colorado IRB.
 

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At the risk of sounding dumb....are we discussing the injury/ condition of getting water power forced into an ear that commonly happens when immersed in whitewater boating???
 

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More likely otitis caused by cold water immersion.
 

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At the risk of sounding dumb....are we discussing the injury/ condition of getting water power forced into an ear that commonly happens when immersed in whitewater boating???
Yes- we are looking at the long term consequences of cold water immersion on ears-- namely issues with hearing, boating-related ear infections, ear pain etc.
 

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It's pretty hard to take this serious when the first question wants to know which gender you identify, as if physiology is subject to how a person feels. It is true kayakers wear skirts but I do not think it means what you think it means.
 

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It's pretty hard to take this serious when the first question wants to know which gender you identify, as if physiology is subject to how a person feels. It is true kayakers wear skirts but I do not think it means what you think it means.
Given the uber sensitive pc nature of gender politics these days, it's not surprising that someone conducting research would feel obliged to provide more than 2 options for gender identity on a research survey. I can see how asking about a persons gender identity on a survery about hearing loss in kayakers might seem arbitrary, but it's actually quite relevant, given that, in the broader population, gender differences in hearing loss are significant. According to a 2008 study from Johns Hopkins University, men were found to be five and a half times more likely to lose their hearing than women. Other related studies weren't quite as stark, but still showed that men suffer hearing loss at least 2-3 times as much as women do. It would be interesting to find out if those differences persist or vary by gender in kayakers.
 

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It's pretty hard to take this serious when the first question wants to know which gender you identify, as if physiology is subject to how a person feels. It is true kayakers wear skirts but I do not think it means what you think it means.
But has anyone asked the skirt how it identifies?
 
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