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Can an ear infection cause bad hearing?

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In brief: See below

You will have a conductive hearing loss because of the fluid behind the ear drum. Once the infection has resolved, your hearing will return.

In brief: See below

You will have a conductive hearing loss because of the fluid behind the ear drum. Once the infection has resolved, your hearing will return.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Which one

An ear infection could occur in one of 3 sites.
The inner ear nerve, which occasionally has viral infections which could cause deafness. The middle ear chamber, which fills with fluid with infection that transiently reduces hearing about 40% but recovers. Or the canal, which develops swimmers ear & minimal transient loss.Chronic untreated middle ear infections could reduce hearing long term.

In brief: Which one

An ear infection could occur in one of 3 sites.
The inner ear nerve, which occasionally has viral infections which could cause deafness. The middle ear chamber, which fills with fluid with infection that transiently reduces hearing about 40% but recovers. Or the canal, which develops swimmers ear & minimal transient loss.Chronic untreated middle ear infections could reduce hearing long term.
Dr. James Ferguson
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