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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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4691
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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