barotitis

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barotitis

(ˌbærəˈtaɪtɪs)
n
inflammation of the ear caused by a change in air pressure
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The medical condition aerotitis affects which part of the human body?
Air crews and submariners with ear problems such as aerotitis media--an inflammation of the middle ear due to frequent changes in air pressure--often underwent this procedure, which was repeated numerous times over several months.
From 1940 through the mid-1960s, nasopharyngeal (NP) radium was used to treat hearing loss, chronic otitis, and other conditions in children and was used to treat aerotitis media in submariners and aviators in the military.