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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?

Answer: 

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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