What causes muffled hearing? 2 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Middle Ear Infection

A middle ear infection (otitis media) occurs when the area behind the eardrum becomes inflamed and fluid filled as a result of an infection or allergies. The condition is most common in children. It can cause pain...

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Otitis Media with Effusion

Normally, the Eustachian tube drains fluid from your ears to the back of your throat. If it becomes clogged, otitis media with effusion (OME) can occur. If you have OME, the middle part of your ear is filled with fluid...

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