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Myringosclerosis: That is the technical term to describe a scar on the eardrum. It is an area of thickening of the ear drum. It will appear much whiter and opaque instead of thin and translucent. There can be areas of excess thinning of the ear drum as well, which is called a monolayer. That is often found when there has been a hole in the eardrum that heals with one layer instead of the normal three layers. ...Read more
That is the technical term to describe a scar on the eardrum. It is an area of thickening of the ear drum. It will appear much whiter and opaque instead of thin and translucent. There can be areas of excess thinning of the ear drum as well, which is called a monolayer. That is often found when there has been a hole in the eardrum that heals with one layer instead of ...Read more
Is it possible to treat a scarred eardrum? I apparently have conductive loss. What else could be causing conductive loss, and how can it be treated?
See an ENT: Scarring of the eardrum (myringosclerosis) is common in people who have had ear infections or surgery and rarely causes hearing loss by itself. Conductive hearing loss occurs for many reasons, most of which can be fixed. You should consult with an ENT specialist to get a better idea of what can be done to help you. ...Read more
Eardrum rupture Feb, took 4months to heal & it's ruptured again, already have scar tissue from when I was young (I'm 28 now) will it heal again easy?
Ruptured ear drum: Recurring perforation less likely to heal without surgical intervention. Best to consult ENT. Keep ear dry. Do not smoke. ...Read more
What is barotosis?
What is the name of the condition where the eardrum has scarring from being ruptured during flying in unpressurized aircraft?
Barotrauma: Injury due to sudden change in pressure affecting your Ear/drums is call baro-trauma. ...Read more
See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...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
See answe: Tympanosclerosis is a condition in which there is calcification of tissue in the eardrum (myringosclerosis) or middle ear and if extensive, it may affect hearing. Precise cause(s) not well understood but may be related to prior chronic ear infections, trauma (e.g. prior insertion of ear tubes), or atherosclerosis. Sometimes confused with cholesteatoma or otosclerosis. ENT evaluation recommended. ...Read more
Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read more
Rare: It's reasonably rare to get a bug in your ear in the first place. *theoretically* a bug could get through a perforation and if it did you'd need to see an ENT as many of the treatments to kill the bugs (numbing medicine, alcohol etc) are not safe in the setting of a hole in the ear drum, making the retrieval more difficult. I would not lie awake thinking about this rare likelihood event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: The ear with the perforation will be the happiest ear on the plane as it will have instantaneous pressure equalization and no problem whatsoever. Ear problems occur when the pressure outside the ear drum is significantly different than pressure inside the middle ear. With a hole that can't happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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