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Family Medicine

Answer 6
  1. Fluctuating or persistent hearing loss. Perforation of the tympanic membrane, development of cholesteatomas, and development of chronic middle ear infections are all complications of otitis media. However, hearing loss is the most prevalent complication. Otitis media with effusion is characterized by the persistence of middle ear fluid, which can last for several months, even without other signs of infection. It is associated with a 25-dB hearing loss in the affected ear.

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