Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Nontobeko | 2011/07/18

Q.

Middle ear infection

In 2009 my ear became blocked and was told that my middle ear was infected (had water behind the eardrum). I had an operation to drain the water and the eardrum was pierced to open a small hole and to insert a metal funnel which will help drain the water in the future.

In June the problem started again and lasted for the whole week. I was given anti-biotics for that week and the ear unblocked after 7 days. A week passed and then the problem came back and was again given anti-biotics that I had to take for 10 days. The ear unblocked, this was around 26 June. Last week, 13 July 2011, the ear blocked again and now am not sure what could be the problem. Please help on what to do now.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Nontobeko!

It should be noted that some individuals are more susceptible to middle ear infections than others. With this in mind it is absolutely imperative that when symptoms appear, you visit your appropriate health care professional.

I see that you have been receiving treatment. Please follow up with your doctor, so that the cause can be treated and the symptoms appropriately managed. It would be good to visit an Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist {if you have not}; so that some further insight maybe gained in regard to frequency,cause and management of your symptomatic concerns. In addition to the above, it is also advisable that your hearing be appropriately monitored by an Audiologist.

Kind regards,
Tasveer
{Audiologist}

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/07/26

Hi Nontobeko!

It should be noted that some individuals are more susceptible to middle ear infections than others. With this in mind it is absolutely imperative that when symptoms appear, you visit your appropriate health care professional.

I see that you have been receiving treatment. Please follow up with your doctor, so that the cause can be treated and the symptoms appropriately managed. It would be good to visit an Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist {if you have not}; so that some further insight maybe gained in regard to frequency,cause and management of your symptomatic concerns. In addition to the above, it is also advisable that your hearing be appropriately monitored by an Audiologist.

Kind regards,
Tasveer
{Audiologist}

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