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Hearing aid: It is very unusual that a tympanic membrane cannot be repaired. If it absolutely cannot be fixed, a hearing aid may be of benefit. ...Read more
I have tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy for CSOM and large perforation in my eardrum right ear. I am 16 years.my eardrum healed.but i could not hear ?
Middle ear bones: Most probable the bones of the middle ear, responsible for one link of the hearing link are damaged or absence due to the pathology that required surgery. Consult with the E.N.T. Dr. that operated on you. Certainly you need further studies such as audiogram, X-Ray, etc. before your hearing could be restored (Inner ear-coclear implant)? ...Read more
Hole in ear drum: I have burst my right ear drum about 5 or 6 times while flying in a plane at 25-30000 feet. Not fun! That said, the only treatment for my burst drum is using hearing aids. It has made a major positive difference to my life. Check with your doctor to see if you really need tymanoplasty. ...Read more
Is there a more effective surgery than a tympanoplasty in repairing a hole in a child's ear drum? Had surgery a year later patch came off
Ear surgery: may need to ask your ENT what other options you have at this point. ...Read more
Tympanoplasty 6 days ago, used trimmer today to shave. Could vibrations from trimmer affect my ear drum and graft? Note this my 3rd surgery over 8yr
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that the vibrations from an electric shaver. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
TREAT THE CAUSE: If it is sponntaneous rupture dut to an infection, you need antibiotics and pain meds and there is healing on its own but if it is traumatic due to puncture with a sharp object than wait for two months and if it does not heal than surgery called tymanoplasty can be done to close the hole. ...Read more
Can one have equilibrium issues(balance, lightheaded)from a perforated eardrum?Ear feels constantly blocked. Not candidate for surgery to repair it.
Yes: more importantly, one has increased risk for severe inner ear infection affecting the balance apparatus within the ear. Fluid build up within an ear (infectious or not) can cause some disequilibrium, but this pressure would be released if the drum is open; thus infection may be more likely. Continue to keep your physician informed of any symptoms. ...Read more
Eardrum hole that is nearly 1/3 of the entire eardrum touching ear canal wall. Min hearing loss/no pain. Will it repair itself or surgery?
Ear drum hole: Most perforations will heal in around 6 weeks. If not then surgery is your only option to fix it. ...Read more