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A ruptured eardrum — or perforated tympanic membrane as it's medically known — is a hole or tear in your eardrum, the thin drum-like tissue that separates your ear canal from your middle ear.
A ruptured eardrum can result in hearing loss and make your middle ear vulnerable to infections or other injury.
A ruptured eardrum usually heals within a few weeks without treatment. Sometimes, you may need a procedure to promote healing of a ruptured eardrum or need surgical repair for a ruptured eardrum.
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