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An injury to the ear may cause temporary or permanent
hearing loss. The
structures of the ear are delicate and can be injured
by a variety of forces, including:
Injuries to the ear sometimes heal on their own, and sometimes
surgery can repair the damage. In both cases, your hearing may return. However,
severe injuries may cause permanent damage in your ear, resulting in permanent
April 8, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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