Meaning of aerotitis media

aer'o•ti'tis me'dia

Pronunciation: (âr'u-tī'tis, âr"-), [key]
  1. temporary deafness and pain arising from traumatic inflammation of the middle ear, caused by a rapid change in barometric pressure, as a rise in ambient cabin pressure in an aircraft descending from high altitude for landing. Also called
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