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When you have an ear infection, how many days before your hearing is back to normal after starting antibiotics?
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Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Days to months
It can take a variable amount of time for the fluid in the middle ear to go away, even when it is no longer infected.
The fluid can cause hearing loss. 50% of people no longer have fluid at one month after treatment, 90% no longer have fluid at 3 months after treatment. If it stays for more than 3 months, then you should see an ent.

In brief: Days to months
It can take a variable amount of time for the fluid in the middle ear to go away, even when it is no longer infected.
The fluid can cause hearing loss. 50% of people no longer have fluid at one month after treatment, 90% no longer have fluid at 3 months after treatment. If it stays for more than 3 months, then you should see an ent.
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