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Should my hearing appear muffled after an ear infection?

I have just finished a course of antibiotics after having an ear infection and my hearing is muffled. Is this because the infection has only just cleared up?


It is not uncommon for people with ear infections to report a muffled hearing sensation. Whilst you have completed your course of antibiotics, it may well take a period of time (even up to four weeks) for your hearing to return to normal. If your hearing has not returned to normal after this period, I would advise that you contact your GP again who may choose to refer you to a specialist.

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