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What are symptoms of diving ear pain (barotrauma)?

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Symptoms of diving ear pain (also known as barotrauma) include:

  • Ear pressure
  • Mild to severe ear pain
  • Nausea
  • Reduced hearing
  • Ringing ear
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting

From: Diving Ear Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Divers Alert Network: "Diving Medicine Alert: Guide to Avoiding Ear and Sinus Injuries in Scuba Diving" and "Divers Guide to Ears."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Scuba Diving Safety."

U.S. Navy Diving Manual , Brookside Associates, 2006.

Diving Ear Pain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

Divers Alert Network: "Diving Medicine Alert: Guide to Avoiding Ear and Sinus Injuries in Scuba Diving" and "Divers Guide to Ears."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Scuba Diving Safety."

U.S. Navy Diving Manual , Brookside Associates, 2006.

Diving Ear Pain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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