- An injury to the middle ear resulting from the difference between the cabin pressure and the pressure within middle ear cavities. It normally results when the aircraft is descending, or if a rapid decompression occurs, to people flying with a sinus congestion. Also known as otitic barotrauma.Blocked Eustachian tube can result in injury to the middle ear.
Aviation dictionary. 2014.
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