aero-otitis media

noun
aero-oti·​tis me·​dia | \ ˌar-ō-ō-ˈtīt-əs-ˈmēd-ē-ə, ˌer- \
variants: also aero-otitis or aerotitis \ ˌar-​ō-​ˈtīt-​əs, ˌer-​ \

Medical Definition of aero-otitis media

: the traumatic inflammation of the middle ear resulting from differences between atmospheric pressure and pressure in the middle ear and occurring in high-altitude flyers, caisson or tunnel workers, and deep-sea divers

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