“Do childhood earaches cause hearing loss later in life?”

Ear infections are a common occurrence amongst children, but they very rarely result in permanent loss of hearing. However, in extremely rare cases, children can develop loss when damage has been done to the biological structure of the ear, i.e. the eardrums, bones or hearing nerves.

This information is meant for educational purposes. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. Consult a trained medical provider when making health decisions.