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Can you lose your hearing if you don't get an ear infection treated right away?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unlikely
In the era before abx, people just tolerated ear infections until the body cleared them (often took months).
Doc's occasionally lanced the drum to let the pressure off, & some people eventually needed ear bone reconstruction after years of recurrent pbs. Now, abx rx will speed up the cure but you don't have to run to the er worried u will go deaf.

In brief: Unlikely
In the era before abx, people just tolerated ear infections until the body cleared them (often took months).
Doc's occasionally lanced the drum to let the pressure off, & some people eventually needed ear bone reconstruction after years of recurrent pbs. Now, abx rx will speed up the cure but you don't have to run to the er worried u will go deaf.
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