#JetFiasco: Passenger, who suffered due to cabin-pressure, l
Two months after a sudden drop in cabin air pressure in a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight caused injuries in some passengers, one of them, Mukesh Sharma, has been diagnosed with permanent hearing loss.

Thirty out of 166 passengers of the Mumbai-Jaipur flight (9W 697) suffered headache, nose, and ear bleeding after the pilots forgot to switch on the system to maintain cabin pressure. The flight was turned back to Mumbai after take-off after oxygen masks dropped during the climb. The injured passengers were moved to Nanavati Hospital for further treatment.

Sharma, a PhD researcher from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, who suffered bleeding in his ears in the incident on September 20, said he underwent an audiometry test on November 12 at a Jaipur hospital to diagnose the extent of his hearing loss.

Dr. Pawan Singhal, assistant professor, ENT, Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur, who has been treating Sharma, and Ankur Kala, another passenger who had similar injuries, said that they had barotrauma—a blockage of Eustachian tube, which connects ear and mouth, caused due to air pressure difference in the inside and outside ear. “Apart from barotrauma, there was internal bleeding and swelling in all the patients along with tinnitus—a constant ringing sensation. He (Sharma) has suffered a sensorineural hearing loss (caused due to damage to the inner ear or to the nerve from ear to brain) and I suggested a cochlear implant as the permanent solution to the damage,” said Dr. Singhal.

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Patient must File compensation suite on jet airways
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It should be a lesson to all those using flights. Actually somebody should have alarmed the crew at the very onset of minor symptoms. Since I t was a mass incapacitation the cause could have definitely been traced and early action taken which could have saved most people. This was a preventable situation and pathetic. No monetary compensation can be adequate for such a crime.
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