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Does wearing earplugs help heal a perforated eardrum?

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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

Your ear drum will heal independent of an ear plug, assuming that it will heal on its own.
The vast majority of tympanic membrane perforations heal spontaneously assuming it is not due to a slag burn from welding. That injury sears the drum and usually won't heal on its own. Surgery is frequently needed. If in doubt see your doctor.

In brief: No

Your ear drum will heal independent of an ear plug, assuming that it will heal on its own.
The vast majority of tympanic membrane perforations heal spontaneously assuming it is not due to a slag burn from welding. That injury sears the drum and usually won't heal on its own. Surgery is frequently needed. If in doubt see your doctor.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Can be helpful

Keeping the ear free of water and tincture of time is what heals an acute tympanic membrane perforation.
A ear plug designed to week water out of the ear during bathing, swimming or other water exposure is most helpful.

In brief: Can be helpful

Keeping the ear free of water and tincture of time is what heals an acute tympanic membrane perforation.
A ear plug designed to week water out of the ear during bathing, swimming or other water exposure is most helpful.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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