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Lost the majority of hearing in one ear from ear infection. Will it come back when cured?

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Dr. Manuel Spirtos
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hearing should

Most often hearing loss during an acute ear infection is due to fluid in the middle ear space .
this usually resolves and hearing returns to normal after treatment. A follow up visit for an ear recheck and hearing screen is warranted

In brief: Hearing should

Most often hearing loss during an acute ear infection is due to fluid in the middle ear space .
this usually resolves and hearing returns to normal after treatment. A follow up visit for an ear recheck and hearing screen is warranted
Dr. Manuel Spirtos
Dr. Manuel Spirtos
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Odd statement

Middle ear infections are marked by fluid/puss accumulation within the middle ear space which usually drops hearing about 40 dB until the fluid is gone (4-6 wks +).
Inner ear infections can produce profound hearing loss that may be permanent. You likely have a mild to moderate temporary loss that will return.

In brief: Odd statement

Middle ear infections are marked by fluid/puss accumulation within the middle ear space which usually drops hearing about 40 dB until the fluid is gone (4-6 wks +).
Inner ear infections can produce profound hearing loss that may be permanent. You likely have a mild to moderate temporary loss that will return.
Dr. James Ferguson
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