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Can barotrauma cause me to hear strange noises?

Ear barotrauma can be a cause of tinnitus. Tinnitus usually manifests as a simple ringing sound, but can be heard as more complicated sounds, particularly when you are bored or falling asleep. However, tinnitus is extremely common - even more so than barotrauma - and can have many different causes.

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