Treatment depends on the cause of the hearing loss.
If the hearing loss is caused by fluid and if there are no other symptoms, the doctor may check your child’s ears for up to three months without prescribing antibiotics or other medicines. Oftentimes, any fluid in the ear will go away on its own and requires no treatment.
The doctor may send your child to an audiologist and/or ear-nose-throat (ENT) doctor. Your child may need pressure-equalization (PE) tubes placed if antibiotic treatment does not work.
Other medical conditions such as an eardrum tear or foreign body removal may require surgery.