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Will A Hole In My Eardrum Affect My Singing Voice
Have I ruptured my eardrum? My ear has not felt pain at all, nor has leaked any kind of liquid, And I here my own voice.
Unlikely: Unlikely, but you'd want to have an ENT doc to check you to make sure. ...Read more
Is a eardrum surgery really painful? I have a hole in my eardrum and I have a surgery soon and I am scared because i don't want to be in a lot of pain?
Tympanoplasty: Not normally a painful operation. If the procedure is done through the ear canal, there is much less pain. There can be some pain, swelling, and discomfort, if it is done via an incision behind the ear or a post-auricular approach. Overall, most people are not on a lot of pain post-op. ...Read more
No: A perforation of the eardrum alone should not cause fatigue and equilibrium problems. Especially if it is an old one. ...Read more
Years of tubes have left me with a permanent hole in my eardrum. Does this put me at risk of developing a cholesteatoma?
Yes: A hole in your eardrum (tympanic membrane perforation) does not allow the normal hearing mechanism that god constructed for you to work properly, so you cannot amplify the sound naturally. However, a hearing aid will bypass the hole and amplify the sound to get it to your inner ear and brain so you can interpret the sound which allows you to hear better. ...Read more
I have a small hole in my eardrum and the doctor told me not to get what're in it. What happens if I do get water in it?
I have a permanent hole in my eardrum. Ear has been completely blocked since I woke up and I Have to fly tomorrow, should I be concerned?
Ear fullness: If you have a "permanent hole" in your ear drum, you cannot physically have a blocked ear. How did you get the "hole" ? is it a perforation or a tube? when was the last time you had an ear exam? why do you think your ear is blocked? If its a tube and you ear is blocked, it needs to be removed, but you can also try antihistamines and decongestants as well as trying Valsalva maneuver. ...Read more
I have a hole in my eardrum from years of tubes. I have hearing loss and a constant blocked feeling.. Would a hearing aid help? Don't want surgery.
Check with ENT,MD: You need a complete ENT evaluation including hearing test to find the cause of hearing loss and follow his/her recommendations. Tubes in the ears for serous otitis media can leave a scar but do not cause hearing loss and you may have blocked eustacian tube or collection of fluid behind the ear drum or ear wax causing your hearing loss and hearing aid may not be of help. ...Read more
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