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Temporary hearing loss

A temporary hearing loss is very common in young children. Temporary hearing loss can be caused by a range of conditions including ear infection, ear wax, middle ear congestion (glue ear) or even by foreign objects being inserted into the ears.

Download our temporary hearing loss leaflet here.

One of the most common causes of temporary hearing loss seen at the Children's Hearing Centre (CHC) results from glue ear.

Download our glue ear leaflet here.

What will happen if my child has a temporary hearing loss?

If your child has a temporary hearing loss often their hearing loss can be resolved without any medical treatment or intervention. Your audiologist will assess your child's hearing and middle ear status. If your child's hearing loss persists it may affect their speech and language development and your audiologist will  discuss treatment options with you and provide advice and support.