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Is it normal to not be able to hear from an ear that recently got over an ear infection?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Quite commonly you may have a bit of hearing issues with an infected ear, particularly if there is fluid behind the eardrum. It should resolve within 10-21 days, sometimes sooner.

In brief: Common

Quite commonly you may have a bit of hearing issues with an infected ear, particularly if there is fluid behind the eardrum. It should resolve within 10-21 days, sometimes sooner.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Fluid often accumulates in the middle ear space during (and after) an ear infection.
This fluid lots the ability of the ear drum to move in response to sound waves and thus hearing is decreased. Normal hearing will return as the fluid in the middle ear space resolves.

In brief: Yes

Fluid often accumulates in the middle ear space during (and after) an ear infection.
This fluid lots the ability of the ear drum to move in response to sound waves and thus hearing is decreased. Normal hearing will return as the fluid in the middle ear space resolves.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: May be

There will be some hearing loss in a ear infection, because of the associated swelling of the ear drum. If it persists a few days, it definitely needs to be checked out.

In brief: May be

There will be some hearing loss in a ear infection, because of the associated swelling of the ear drum. If it persists a few days, it definitely needs to be checked out.
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