What causes hearing loss following ear infection?
Hearing loss depends upon the type of infection
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Hearing loss following ear infection is common. If the hearing loss is secondary to the middle ear infection and the ruptured eardrum, the chances of hearing returning to normal is very high once the infection resolves completely.
This hearing loss of yours is temporary, which is due to the loss of compliance of the eardrum. Once the perforation heals the hearing will come back to normal. This entire process depends on the body response to infection.
Do not worry! This is a transient hearing loss. Try to get pure tone audiometry done; repeat the same, once in a week to find out whether the hearing loss is progressing or reducing.
My suggestion to you is to do steam inhalation regularly and drink plenty of warm water. This will help in opening of the blocked Eustachian tube and thus healing of the perforation. Also, please continue with the other medicines prescribed by your doctor.
Hope I have answered your query; I'll be available for the follow up queries.
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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