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Airplane Ear

Airplane Ear

Also known as Ear Barotrauma, Barotitis media or Aerotitis media, Airplane ear is the stress that is exerted on one's eardrum and other middle ear tissues when the air pressures in the middle ear and in the environment are out of balance. One may experience airplane ear when the airplane is taking off or at the end of a flight when the airplane is descending. Fast changes in the altitude can cause air pressure changes thus resulting in airplane ear.

What are the symptoms of Airplane ear?