Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Ear Health

An ear infection also referred to as acute otitis media, is a common cause of an earache. The condition is commonly associated with children, and it often causes distress, but it can also affect adults. It is an infection in the middle ear; this is the air-filled space behind the eardrum that has tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Infections …