Joey (fatchocobo) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Yes, it's a medical question

I've always had problems with my ears, ever since I was a little girl. I was born partially deaf, but because they caught the problem before it could get worse, they were able to fix it (I have no idea what caused it or how they fixed it, I was too young to rememeber) and after that, everything has been fine.
Until about 4 months ago. I started getting ear infections pretty much every two weeks. Over the past two months, I've had five ear infections (three in my left, two in my right). My doctor told me that because I had a few in my childhood, those areas would be more prone to infection, but five in two months isn't normal, even if you've had one before, surely?
Anyway, I've never heard anything about repeated ear infections causing permanent damage, just a bit of ickyness for a little while, which I'm used to at this point. But this morning, I've suddenly lost all my hearing. I can't help but think it's related to the infections I keep getting. I have a doctors appointment for later today and they're going to look at it, but my paranoia is taking over...is it really possible to suffer permanent hearing loss, or other damage to your learing because of ear infections?
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