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Can an Ear Infection Cause Hearing Loss?

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be the result of an ear infection but is typically treatable.

There of various signs of hearing loss, from hearing muffled sounds, to frequently asking people to repeat themselves, to turning up your devices to high audio levels. Regardless of when and how you notice the symptoms of hearing loss, when you do notice them, it is a great cause of concern. And now that you have noticed the signs, questions start to arise, like how did this happen? How can I fix my hearing? Can I fix my hearing? One potential cause of hearing loss that could be ailing you is an ear infection of some kind. If an ear infection is the reason behind your hearing loss, there are a few things you will need to know to know about.

Conductive Hearing Loss

If you are suffering hearing loss as a result of an ear infection, you are most likely experiencing conductive hearing loss, making it difficult for you to hear. Although conductive hearing loss could result from impacted earwax, conductive hearing loss is also the result of a disease or condition that impairs sound from the middle of the ear to the inner ear. The hearing loss you will suffer from at the time will result in noises sounding either muffled or quiet. As annoying as it may be though to have to deal with this hearing loss, you should not have any need to feel worried.

Fully Treatable and Easily Recoverable

If you are suffering from conductive hearing loss as a result of an ear infection, your hearing will soon return to you. Conductive hearing loss is only temporary and will subside once the infection has been treated or removed from the ear, meaning most cases result in those inflicted making a full recovery. However, in the rare occasions when the hearing loss still seems to be lingering, it is important to immediately seek medical attention and consult a hearing professional for an evaluation. If needed, hearing aids can more than effectively make up for any hearing loss that may be suffered.

Let Bay Area Audiology Provide You With The Best Hearing Aid For You!

Ready to change the way you look at hearing loss?  Our Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Trisha A. Bents Muth, is exceptionally experienced in the art of audiology, and is dedicated to providing the absolute best solutions.  Bay Area Audiology has been working to give patients a comfortable environment, with thorough evaluations.  We are independently owned, and unbiased when it comes to finding you the care you need.

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