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1. Inflammation of the ear, especially the middle ear, due to failure of the eustachian tube to remain open during sudden changes in barometric pressure, which may occur during flying, diving, or working in a pressure chamber.
2. Ottic barotrauma caused by abrupt atmospheric pressure changes; such as, may affect the crew and passengers of aircraft during flight, particularly during descent.
3. Inflammation of the ear caused by pressure changes when auditory tubes are obstructed which occurs commonly in aviators and divers.
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