Tympanoplasty Perforated Eardrum Repair

If you suffer from a perforated eardrum, you may benefit from Tympanoplasty 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. Severe head trauma, poking your eardrum with foreign objects, loud noises and intense change in air pressure can all rupture your eardrum as well.  

Do you believe you have a perforated eardrum? If you experience sharp (but quickly subsiding) ear pain or experience ringing in your ears, your eardrum may be ruptured. Other signs of a perforated eardrum include hearing loss, vertigo, mucus/pus/blood drainage from the ear, nausea, and vomiting. 

Manhattan Tympanoplasty Surgery

While perforations can sometimes repair on their own, many need Tympanoplasty. Tympanoplasty is a restorative surgery that heals the membrane and/or the bones in the middle ear – whichever suffered the damage. The bones in the middle ear are called the ossicular chain. This chain is composed of the Malleus, Incus and Stapes bones. Since these three bones push sound energy through the middle ear into the inner ear, damage or perforation to the ossicular chain can significantly affect your hearing. 

As previously stated, some eardrum perforations can heal on their own. However, if the perforation has not healed in three months it is highly unlikely it will repair itself. 

If you are recovering from tympanoplasty perforated ear drum repair:

  • 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

Prevention & Care

To prevent further eardrum complications, consider the following:

  • Protect your ears in loud settings: You should prepare your ears for loud noises when necessary. This includes loud events like concerts or firework shows. Earplugs and earmuffs are great for protecting your ears from explosive noises. 
  • Safe hygiene: Sticking a foreign object in your ear, or even shoving a Q-tip in your ear too forcefully, can cause a tear in your eardrum. When cleaning your ears, gently twist the Q-tip around the inside of your ear. Do not shove or stab your ear with the Q-tip. 

Tympanoplasty is a procedure performed under local or general anesthesia and comes in five different types. You can determine the type you need by a hearing test under the care of one of our ear and hearing experts. A perforated eardrum can reduce your hearing and leave you prone to infection. This is because the eardrum acts as a protective barrier and keeps your middle ear from water, bacteria and foreign substances. Consult a specialist to see if tympanoplasty is the service you need to restore your hearing.

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