How is inner ear decompression sickness diagnosed?

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Inner ear decompression sickness (IEDCS) is diagnosed by its most common symptoms and the dive profile. Symptoms usually include vertigo, nausea, and compromised ability to hear. Affects on hearing can be a ringing or roaring sensation, referred to as tinnitus, or hearing loss. IEDCS is usually seen in deep water dives, typically 100 feet or more. Diagnosis can be confirmed by a physical exam of the inner ear and/or MRI.

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