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3 Reasons To Repair Ear Drum Perforations

 In Arizona Ear Center, Conductive Hearing Loss, Ear Health, FAQ, Hearing Evaluation, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Patient Resources

Why Is It Important To Repair Ear Drum Perforations?

There are three fundamental reasons why we repair eardrum perforations…

[mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”inhert” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]Reason #1 To Repair Eardrum Perforations: A patient has discharge from the ear.[/mk_fancy_title]

When there is a hole in the ear, it predisposes patients to having contamination going from the ear canal into the middle ear and causing an infection or an infection ascending up the eustachian tube and coming out the ear canal.

Either way the discharge is disconcerting and patients would often elect to close their eardrum for this reason.

[mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”inhert” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]Reason #2 To Repair Eardrum Perforations: If a patient gets water in their ear, contamination can occur and cause a discharge as mentioned above. [/mk_fancy_title]

Due to this, patients are told to keep water out of their ear to avoid infections.

Swimming pools are very commonplace in Arizona and to refrain from swimming can have a great impact on a patient’s lifestyle.

[mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”inhert” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]Reason #3 To Repair Eardrum Perforations: They suffer from a hearing loss.[/mk_fancy_title]

The loss of surface of the eardrum can lead to a type of hearing loss called a conductive hearing loss.

This is due to the inefficient transmission of sound from the ear canal into the inner ear.

Patients can treat this hearing loss with a hearing aid, and some patients elect to treat the hearing loss with closure of the eardrum. In any fashion, to avoid a conductive hearing loss and the depreciation of your hearing, consider repairing the perforation and exploring treatment options.

For more information on ear drum perforations and possible treatment options, or to schedule an appointment with our board-certified otologist and audiologists, contact Arizona Ear Center by phone at 602.307.9919, or by email at [email protected]

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