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Definition of Aerotitis

Aerotitis: Middle ear problems due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when a plane descends to land. Symptoms include ear pain, ringing ears, diminished hearing and, sometimes, dizziness. Also known as aerotitis media, barotitis, barotitis media, and otic barotrauma.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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