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Ear injuries can occur when air pressure outside the ear increases or
decreases while the air pressure inside the ear remains the same. This might
happen when an airplane changes altitude or when a scuba diver descends or
ascends under water.
Both of these types of injuries are know as barotrauma.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofJanuary 9, 2015
Current as of:
January 9, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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