Definition of Otic barotrauma
Otic barotrauma: Middle ear problems due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when a plane descends to land. The problems include ear pain, ringing, diminished hearing and, sometimes, dizziness.
Also known as aerotitis: aerotitis media, barotitis, barotitis media.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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