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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?

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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Eardrum scar?

What is the definition or description of: Eardrum scar?

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

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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?

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

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Can my eardrums be damaged by loud noises?

Can my eardrums be damaged by loud noises?

Definitely: Loud noises can involve sound energy sufficient enough to damage the eardrum. Not sure why you ask, but if suspected worth a visit to a doctor to have a look. ...Read more

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Reconstuctive eardrum is it successful?

Depends on cause: It can be successful - the success rate depends on the individual circumstance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of perforated eardrums?

What are the symptoms of perforated eardrums?

Hearing loss +: Discharge from the ear. Ear drum perforation is one of the complications of infections in the middle ear. The symptoms of otitis media include pain, fever, loss of hearing in the affected ear and on perforation of the ear drum discharge into the external auditory canal. ...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

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What is granuloma on the eardrum?

What is granuloma on the eardrum?

Infection: This is most likely due to an ear infection of the middle ear, otitis media, or ear canal (otitis external).

You should be on dry ear precautions.

You need a hearing test.

You may need a ct scan.

Consider seeing an otologist. ...Read more

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How could I repair damaged / ruptured eardrums?

How could I repair damaged / ruptured eardrums?

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

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What causes an eardrum callus?

What causes an eardrum callus?

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

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How painful is a burst eardrum?

Not painful: 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

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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

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

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Can a scab on your eardrum come off?

Can a scab on your eardrum come off?

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

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How badly does a burst eardrum hurt?

How badly does a burst eardrum hurt?

It hurts: It hurts suddenly and can be quite intense, however it soon becomes a more dull type pain over the next 24 hours. There may be a little blood also. ...Read more

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What's done for a perforated eardrum?

See below: See if it heals spontaneously, or surgically repair it. ...Read more

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Can one fly with a perforated eardrum?

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

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How do you treat a perforated eardrum?

Perforated ear drum: Ear drum perforations are treated socially with tympanoplasty. Have your ear evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a perforated eardrum?

Perforated drum: It isn't usually dangerous. A hole, depending on size and location can affect hearing. It can also allow infection to get into the middle ear, therefore keep ear dry. Perforations from injuries will often heal without surgery. You need to be checked by ent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a burst eardrum?

Several: Initially pain, sometimes bleeding, fullness, pressure, and hearing loss. The size of the perforation and the extent of middle ear pathology need to be taken into account when considering what symptoms will occur. ...Read more

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How to survive with an perforated eardrum?

How to survive with an perforated eardrum?

Ruptured ear drums: After care for ruptured ear drums includes: tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, antibiotics if an infection caused the rupture, avoidance of anything in your ear, and follow up with a doctor in 2 weeks to recheck the status of the rupture. All the best! ...Read more

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Could hole in your eardrum lead to vertigo?

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

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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 long can it take to heal a burst eardrum?

6 weeks: 95% of traumatic perforations will heal within six weeks as long as the ear is kept clean and dry. ...Read more

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Can you perforate baby's eardrum with a qtip?

Can you perforate baby's eardrum with a qtip?

Yes: Do not insert anything into a baby's ears or even adult ears. Eardrum perforation is possible in addition to more serious injuries. Q-tips are never to be used in the ear canals. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a perforated eardrum?

What are the symptoms of a perforated eardrum?

Drainage: Acute perforation of the tympanic membrane from infection will always be accompanied by drainage. If the perforation has been present for a long time there may be hearing loss but a small perforation may have little in the way of symptoms. ...Read more

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Will my eardrum burst when an airbag goes off?

Will my eardrum burst when an airbag goes off?

Usually not: Air bags can rupture tympanic membranes or cause hearing loss but that is relatively rare. Not having airbag is much more dangerous in car accident than the chance of ear injury. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and a retracted eardrum?

What causes dizziness and a retracted eardrum?

Dizziness: You may have a middle ear infection. You need to see your doctor or an ENT specialist. ...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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What happens after you have a perforated eardrum?

What happens after you have a perforated eardrum?

Most heal in 3 weeks: Those that do not heal withing 3 weeks should be evaluated by an ent. There is plenty we can do to fix eardrums. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a perforated eardrum?

How can you know if you have a perforated eardrum?

Hearing loss: Typically, an ear drum perforation causes hearing loss, tinnitus, fullness/pressure.

It can also cause discharge from the ear if it is infected.

Please see an otolaryngologist and have a hearing test performed, . ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrum. What is the recommended treatment?

Ear Fluid: There are numerous issues that contribute to ear fluid... Allergies, colds, viruses, indfections, sinusitis, deviated septums, barotitis from flying or scuba diving, nasal polyps, etc. Etc.

I would consult an ENT specialist for answers. ...Read more

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My left eardrum is pounding very loud, what does this mean?

My left eardrum is pounding very loud, what does this mean?

See a doctor: Pounding noise in the ear can be a condition called pulsatile tinnitus. This usually is not dangerous, but occasionally can be an indication of a more serious ear problem. If this persists you should see an ENT and have an audiogram done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a perforated eardrum?

Hearing loss +: Discharge from the ear. Ear drum perforation is one of the complications of infections in the middle ear. The symptoms of otitis media include pain, fever, loss of hearing in the affected ear and on perforation of the ear drum discharge into the external auditory canal. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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