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How long will my deafness last?

After a brief viral illness, I find I am deaf in one ear. This is the first time I have experienced this. After a month, and two non-informational visits to my Dr's surgery. I would like to know more about my condition and how long, usually, this condition lasts.


It is very difficult to predict how long your hearing difficulties will last, particularly without knowing more about the viral illness you suffered. There are cases where an individual's hearing returns to normal after a short period of time but there are also those where it never returns. If you are not getting the information from your GP, I would suggest that you book a hearing test and the audiologist may be able to advise you further.

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