Hearing Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

9. How can I prevent infections that cause hearing loss?

Washing your hands frequently can help prevent upper respiratory infections, which can lead to an ear infection called otitis media. The ear infection otitis media can be a cause of long-term hearing loss. Also, ask your doctor about a yearly flu shot to help prevent flu-related ear infections.

If you still get an ear infection, see a doctor immediately before it becomes more serious.