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Scar On Eardrum
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
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
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
A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help.
But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own. ...Read more
Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge (suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all. ...Read more
Scab on eardrum: Scab on your ear drum? How do you know there is a scab on the ear drum? If you were told by a doctor there is a scab on your ear drum then you should ask them. A scab on your ear drum is not usual. ...Read more
Yes: As a matter of fact, it will be easier to fly with that ear because one would not have to equalize pressure in it. The caveat is that you are the passenger. You should likely not pilot for fear of equilibrium issues. ...Read more
Not often: True vertigo is a symptom of spinning often associated with nausea. It is caused by inner ear disease, central (brain) disease, or even cervical arthritis. It is possible that active middle ear infection associated with a perforated ear drum can cause vertigo. If that is the case, that association may be very serious and needs the help of an ENT physician ASAP. Dry perforation not a problem. ...Read more
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
Burst eardrum: = ruptured tympanic membrane.Get a more detailed answer ›