Perforated Eardrum Repair
What can cause a perforated eardrum? A wide range of causes can injure your eardrum, from a hand slap injury to an infection. While perforations can sometimes repair on their own, many need Tympanoplasty or restorative surgery to heal either the membrane or the bones in the middle ear – whichever suffered the damage.
When you are recovering from tympanoplasty surgery:
- Refrain from sudden head movements
- Don’t fly, scuba dive, swim, or play sports
- Avoid water getting into your ears for up to three months
Tympanoplasty is a procedure performed under local or general anesthesia and comes in five different types. The type that you need can be determined by a hearing test under the care of our ear and hearing experts. A perforated eardrum can reduce your hearing and leave you prone to infection. Consult a specialist to see if tympanoplasty is the service you need to restore your hearing.