I have an ear infection and can't hear out of one ear. What should I do?

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 3-6 weeks but gradually clears with treatment and hearing returns to baseline level. Have it checked if it doesn't improve.

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