A 32-year-old male asked:
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is it possible to hear with a perforated eardrum ?

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Dr. Jill Valerius
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: It is still possible to hear, but often times your hearing can be "muffled" a bit.
Answered on Aug 20, 2017
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Dr. Neil Stafford
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hearing would generally be diminished significantly with a perforation. It could be determined very quickly at any pcps office or at an urgent care if you have a perforation, by looking in the ear canal with an otoscope.
Answered on May 9, 2014
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