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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have had a tympanoplasty 2 months ago. my eardrum healed nicely and is now closed. my ent doctor said it should be all healed by now. would it be safe to wear headphones by now (2 months post op) ? i am worried my eardrum will rupture again?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Tympanoplasty does close the hole but the membrane may not be as strong as it was to begin with. Using headphones at a simple low to moderate level should not be a problem. You should never turn them up on high if you want to have normal hearing well into your 70's and beyond, with this procedure or not.
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