11 doctors weighed in:

Is it ok to fly with a perforated eardrum?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

The ear with the perforation will be the happiest ear on the plane as it will have instantaneous pressure equalization and no problem whatsoever. Ear problems occur when the pressure outside the ear drum is significantly different than pressure inside the middle ear. With a hole that can't happen.

In brief: Absolutely

The ear with the perforation will be the happiest ear on the plane as it will have instantaneous pressure equalization and no problem whatsoever. Ear problems occur when the pressure outside the ear drum is significantly different than pressure inside the middle ear. With a hole that can't happen.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is ok to fly with a perforated ear drum.

In brief: Yes

It is ok to fly with a perforated ear drum.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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1 comment
Dr. Patrick Melder
In fact, if you have problems with your ears when flying, a perforation will help pressure changes
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