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What is the duration of inner ear decompression sickness?

Inner ear decompression sickness, a condition that affects scuba divers, usually occurs within 30-60 minutes after a dive. In the vast majority of cases, symptoms occur within six hours of surfacing. Symptoms, including vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and hearing loss or tinnitus, will continue until medical treatment is given. If left untreated, symptoms such as hearing loss can become permanent.

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