Can an Ear Infection Affect My Hearing?

April 15, 2021

It can. We all know that hearing loss can be caused by lots of different factors, such as aging and injury, but an untreated ear infection can impair your hearing as well. How, you ask? Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team provides some answers below, so keep reading. How Do Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss? Hearing loss caused by an ear infection is referred to as “conductive hearing loss” and is commonly caused by an ...

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Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

April 1, 2021

Ooltewah Middle and Elementary spring sports are finally upon us! We know that your student athletes are excited, but they have to get a sports physical before they can fully participate. Why, you ask? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah has some answers, so read on! Who Needs a Sports Physical? Most states, like Tennessee, require all student athletes complete a sports physical before participating in any school-sanctioned sport. If your child is playing ...

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