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Hearing problems

Do you have an ear infection?

Have you been feeling off balance lately? Maybe you’ve had swollen, red ears, and perhaps a fever as well?

You could be suffering from an ear infection. It can be a common hearing problem and will usually clear up on its own.

This guide will help you catch an infection early, so you’ll be able to get your hearing back to normal as quickly as possible, and also get back to doing the things you love.

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Symptoms of an ear infection

Ear infections can come on quickly for adults. Symptoms can include any of the following:

  • Hearing loss
  • Ear swelling
  • Ear tender to touch
  • Feeling or being sick
  • High temperature or fever
  • Pus-like discharge from the ear
  • Inflammation and pain in the ear
  • Feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear

Ear infections and hearing loss

If left untreated, an ear infection could lead to hearing loss. You can learn more by reading our comprehensive guide to hearing loss.

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Types of infections

Outer ear infections
Outer ear infections (otitis externa) can either be an acute infection or a chronic condition.

Outer ear infections

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Fungal ear infections
Fungal ear infections (otomycosis) affect the outer area of the ear.

Fungal ear infections

Middle ear infections
Middle ear infections (otitis media), are the most common, especially in younger children.

Middle ear infections