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hearing loss during upper respiratory infections

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Irritation of nerves: An infection in the region of the inner ear can lead to inflammation and irritation of the nerves that are associated with hearing. Furthermore, infec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible fluid: If you have muffled hearing after an infection, assuming you have had an infection, the fluid in the middle ear is the most likely cause of the muffle ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swelling of ear: It should only last as long as there is swelling of the tragus and ear canal . It should last 7-10 days at the most.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Untreated chronic recurrent ear infections may cause hearig loss.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
34 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 45-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 56-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEARING LOSS: Frequent untreated inner ear infections can cause hearing loss. Pls. Consult ent.
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