Diving Induced Deafness.
Final rept. 1 Aug 74-31 Dec 76,
BOWMAN GRAY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE WINSTON-SALEM N C
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Diving deafness and vestibular disorder can be the result of barotrauma andor decompression sickness. Inner ear sensory hair cells are damaged with diving deafness. Also the inner ear microcirculation can be involved in the pathology. Formation of inner ear perilymph gas bubbles may also explain certain cases of diving deafness. Inner ear decompression sickness pathology is probably mediated in part through the abnormal stimulation of intravascular clotting. Author
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