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how does a burst eardrum affect hearing?

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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reduced surface area: The eardrum relays vibrations from sound waves into the inner ear via the hearing bones. A perforated eardrum has less surface area to vibrate and relay to the hearing bones into the inner ear.
Answered on May 28, 2016
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Reduce surface area: The ear drum relays vibration produced by sound waves into the inner ear via the hearing bones. The reduction in surface area can relay less vibration ... Read More

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