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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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