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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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Could tinnitus due to ruptured ear drum be healed?

Could tinnitus due to ruptured ear drum be healed?

See ENT specialist: Have the ruptured eardrum repaired. The tinnitus should improve within a few days afterwards if damage to the auditory portion of the inner ear has not accompanied the tympanic membrane trauma. ...Read more

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What will happen if an impacted ear with wax and a perforated ear drum gets left untreated?

No problem: A wax impaction does not harm a perforation. As an ENT i suggest that all perforations be repaired via a tympanoplasty or myringoplasty at some point. An intact ear drum is safer and less likely to become impacted. Patients who choose not to have a tympanoplasty should have an annual ear exam by their doctor. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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After ruptured ear drum, is it normal to lose hearing?

After ruptured ear drum, is it normal to lose hearing?

Yes: Hearing should improve as the tympanic membrane heals and infection resolves. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics.Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit.Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more

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Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.

Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.

Great Question: But without an ENT actually taking a look inside, the answers to your questions about hearing & drainage won't be as specific as you'd like. Why not pay him/her a visit? ...Read more

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Could muffled hearing from a perferated ear drum heal its self?

Could muffled hearing from a perferated ear drum heal its self?

Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more

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Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more

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Can ear wax be so blocked in the inner ear that the ear doctor cannot see it with an otoscope?

Can ear wax be so blocked in the inner ear that the ear doctor cannot see it with an otoscope?

Cerumen: Impacted cerumen(ear wax) prevents the examiner from visual zing the ear drum. An otolaryngologist is best consulted who will remove the cerumen by aspiration, curretting or gavage with warm water depending upon his/her judgement. ...Read more

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Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually separate: Issues. Ringing in the ears is due to abnormalities in the inner ear and the nervous system. Ear drum rupture is usually a complication of infection of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Can there be vertigo with otitis middle ear effusion?

Can there be vertigo with otitis middle ear effusion?

Dizziness: Yes.Thebalancing mechanism in your earscan be affected and cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole

Yes it can: Need to plug your ear on the perforated side till seen by ENT, to decide whether surgery is needed to graft the drum, wax plugs sre available, different treatment options and at times antibiotic ear drops adminstered prophylactically, ENT evaluation and follow up are needed ...Read more

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What's done for a perforated eardrum?

What's done for a perforated eardrum?

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