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What are the effects of having an ear infection on later hearing?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: None unless...

Infrequent ear infection seldom affects later hearing as long as proper treatment is rendered even in cases with ear drum perforation.
However, children who experience frequent infections with persistent middle ear effusion between the bouts of acute infections do develop hearing defect.

In brief: None unless...

Infrequent ear infection seldom affects later hearing as long as proper treatment is rendered even in cases with ear drum perforation.
However, children who experience frequent infections with persistent middle ear effusion between the bouts of acute infections do develop hearing defect.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: May impair hearing

Ear infections, particularly in children, if not promptly and appropriately managed can result in some degree of permanently diminished audial acuity.

In brief: May impair hearing

Ear infections, particularly in children, if not promptly and appropriately managed can result in some degree of permanently diminished audial acuity.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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