aero-otitis media


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aero-otitis media

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An injury to the middle ear resulting from the difference between the cabin pressure and the pressure within middle ear cavities. It normally results when the aircraft is descending, or if a rapid decompression occurs, to people flying with a sinus congestion. Also known as otitic barotrauma
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