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How long can it take for a ruptured eardrum to heal?

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Dr. Scott Rickert
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Varies: Typically a ruptured eardrum can heal in the first few weeks after it has been identified. However it can take months or it can not heal at all and require a surgery to repair. Most heal on their own. The most important thing to do is to have a specialist follow you closely to see how it is healing.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long would a ruptured eardrum take to heal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Levine
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Most heal in 3 weeks: Those that do not heal withing 3 weeks should be evaluated by an ent. There is plenty we can do to fix eardrums.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long should it take to regain hearing after having a ruptured eardrum?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
4 to 6 weeks: If the only reason you lost hearing is because of the hole in your eardrum, it will take 4 to 6 weeks in most cases for the hole to close on its own. If other damage occurred to your ear besides the eardrum then obviously closing the hole won't make all the difference. Hopefully you have seen an ENT doctor and have had an evaluation.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
90% of perforated ear drums heal in 90 days.
Feb 23, 2014

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