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Will a hole in my eardrum affect my singing voice?

Not likely: Although it might effect how you hear yourself it should have no effect on your voice or vocal tract. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could a hearing aid help me with my gigantic hole in my eardrum?

Could a hearing aid help me with my gigantic hole in my eardrum?

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

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I have a permanent hole in my eardrum. Could this cause mild equilibrium issues and fatigue?

I have a permanent hole in my eardrum. Could this cause mild equilibrium issues and fatigue?

No: A perforation of the eardrum alone should not cause fatigue and equilibrium problems. Especially if it is an old one. ...Read more

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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 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?

Trapped: Water could become trapped in your middle ear. This would be potentially uncomfortable and in the worst case could prompt an infection. Cold water could also cause you to feel dizzy/unbalanced or nauseated. That being said, you'll probably be fine! ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a hole in my eardrum, will I pick up viruses or bacteria from fresh water if I get in?

I have a hole in my eardrum, will I pick up viruses or bacteria from fresh water if I get in?

Likely: Let your ear drum heal before submerging your head in water. In an emergency, you may consider using an ear plug. Seek further advice from your doctor who diagnosed the hole in the ear drum. ...Read more

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