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Ruptured eardrum

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Introduction
A perforated eardrum is a hole or tear in the eardrum. It may be uncomfortable, but usually heals on its own without treatment within two months.
Symptoms of a perforated eardrum
The main symptom of a perforated eardrum is that your hearing may be affected. The extent of any hearing loss will depend on the size of the hole.
Causes of a perforated eardrum
A perforated eardrum can have several different causes, such as a middle ear infection or injury.
Treating a perforated eardrum
In many cases, a perforated eardrum will heal by itself in around two months without treatment. Treatment is mainly to relieve discomfort and treat infection.
Complications of surgery for perforated eardrum
Complications associated with surgery for a perforated eardrum are rare, but may include infection, hearing loss or dizziness.