A perforated eardrum is a condition in which there is a hole or tear in the thin membrane that separates the outer and middle ear. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as trauma to the ear, infection, loud noises, changes in air pressure, and insertion of objects into the ear.
Treatment for a perforated eardrum depends on the severity of the condition. In many cases, the eardrum will heal on its own within a few weeks or months. However, your doctor may recommend some of the following treatment options:
It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have a perforated eardrum, as untreated perforations can lead to infection and other complications. Your doctor can determine the best course of treatment for your specific situation.