A 33-year-old member asked:
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how long to recover hearing after a ruptured eardrum?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If the perforation is small, the hearing should return rather quickly. However, if the perforation is associated with middle ear infection and fluid in the middle ear, the hearing may not return until the entire infection has resolved. The time for hearing to return, therefore, depends on the nature and extent of the middle ear pathology. An ear doctor may be of help.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018

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