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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Common for ear infct: During a middle ear infection the ear space fills with fluid and suppresses the hearing in the affected ear by ~ 40 decibells. This may continue for 3 ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Tinnitus?: You need to have your ears checked by your doctor for wax. If all is normal maybe a referral to a psychologist will need to be considered
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Johnsgard
Specializes in Neonatology
It may: Chronic otitis media may lead to hearing loss secondary to fluid and/or scarring of the eardrum.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
See your doctor: have your ear examined by your primary doctor to look for evidence of infection. They doctor should also be able to test you for hearing loss or refer ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No worries: All ear infections result in temporary hearing loss. It is because of fluid in the ears. It is not permanent...And you will be fine. Craniosacral ther ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You should return to your doctor to have this evaluated as ringing in the ear and hearing loss could suggest spread of the infection beyond the middle ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Reyes
38 years experience General Practice
Two to three months: When you have a middle ear infection there is fluid accumulated in midle ear due to dysfunction of the eustaquian tube. Even with the fever and sympto ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends....: The usual ear infections, otitis media (fluid or infection in the middle ear) and otitis externa (swimmer's ear) can cause hearing loss during the inf ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
HEARING LOSS: Frequent untreated inner ear infections can cause hearing loss. Pls. Consult ent.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: During any ear infection a kid will have temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the ear for up to 4-6 wks. If the infection & muck is not c ... Read More
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