A 20-year-old male asked:
Is it rare for a ruptured eardrum to cause permanent hearing loss?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Yes but depends : It depends on what you mean by hearing loss. A mild hearing loss may be permanent. But, you are correct that there should be no severe permanent hearing loss unless there is more damage than just eardrum rupture. It also depends on the context of the damage and healing and repair of the perforation. Your ENT doctor can give you more specific recommendations
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Last updated Oct 9, 2017
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