A perforated eardrum is a hole in eardrum causing infections and sudden hearing loss. It can heal on its own however there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of occurrence.
You may have a perforated eardrum if you are experiencing:
Often perforated eardrums can be caused by:
If you believe you have a perforated eardrum it is best to avoid touching the inner ear, see your GP for treatment and make sure you keep your ear dry.
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