Causes Of Ear Pain And Pressure To The Ear

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Definition

Ear barotrauma is discomfort and possible damage in the ear due to pressure differences between the inside and outside of the eardrum.


Alternative Names

Barotitis media; Barotrauma; Ear popping; Pressure-related ear pain; Eustachian tube dysfunction


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The air pressure in the middle ear is usually the same as the air pressure outside of the body. The eustachian tube is a connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose and upper throat.

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