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Do childhood earaches cause hearing loss later?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections.
There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx.

In brief: Depends
One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections.
There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible
If there is recurrent ear infections or fluid build up behind the ear-- can lead to some hearing loss.

In brief: Possible
If there is recurrent ear infections or fluid build up behind the ear-- can lead to some hearing loss.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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