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My hearing is muffled. Did my eardrum burst?

My hearing is muffled. Did my eardrum burst?

Not likely: There are many, far more common causes of hearing loss. See an ENT specialist and take a look at http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php. ...Read more

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How does a burst eardrum affect hearing?

How does a burst eardrum affect hearing?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a burst eardrum is very painful. But how does does this actually affect hearing?

Can you tell me if a burst eardrum is very painful. But how does does this actually affect hearing?

Ruptured Eardrum: Usually the process leading to rupture is painful. It affects hearing because it affects the sound capturing ability of the eardrum. ...Read more

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Can a eardrum burst or tear and affect hearing?

Can a eardrum burst or tear and affect hearing?

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 into the inner ear producing a conductive type of hearing loss. ...Read more

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How can a burst or torn eardrum affect hearing?

How can a burst or torn eardrum affect hearing?

Several ways: An eardrum perforation may lead to decreased hearing initially due to blood or fluid in the space behind the eardrum, or also by reducing the mechanical advantage of sound conduction to the ear bones. The larger the hole, the more the potential effect on hearing. ...Read more

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How much hearing loss with a burst eardrum?

30 dB: Usually less than 30 db for a smaller perforation. Most are repairable. See http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php. ...Read more

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To what extent can hearing loss occur from a burst eardrum?

Usually conductive: Hearing problem due to hole in drum which affects the sound transmission to inner ear. Can be significant if hole is big. Should improve when hole heals or is repaired. ...Read more

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How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?

How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?

Variable. No. Rare: Depends on the course of your disease. Sometimes no fluid builds up. Hearing loss is temporary. Eardrum would only burst if you developed pus in the middle ear and pressure built up. Rare. Use OTC decongestants. Ask your MD about antibiotics. If no improvement, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

Should heel days: Most of the time, a ruptured eardrum heals by itself, within hours or days. You should see your doctor about 2 weeks after your first visit so he or she can check if your eardrum has healed. If it has not, you will need to see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. He or she might do surgery to put a tiny paper patch on your eardrum to help seal the hole. ...Read more

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Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...Read more