Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
an inflammatory condition of the ear due to exposure to differing atmospheric pressures, such as those experienced when in an airplane.
barotitis me´dia a symptom complex consisting of ear pain, dizziness, and muffled hearing, caused by difference between the atmospheric pressure of the environment and air pressure in the middle ear.
aerotitis/aer·oti·tis/ (-ti´tis) barotitis.
Etymology: Gk, aer + otikos, ear, itis
an inflammation of the ear caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. Also called barotitis.
(2) Ear barotrauma, see there.