Peak ENT and Voice Center

  • Broomfield 403 Summit Blvd., Suite 204
  • Brighton 1606 Prairie Center Pkwy., Suite 370
  • Golden 1030 Johnson Rd., Suite 350

Eardrum Perforation

An eardrum perforation can result in pain, pressure, and draining in the middle ear.  

Problems associated with eardrum perforations include:

Some degree of hearing impairment

Potential infections and ear pain if water contaminates the middle ear.

Treatment options for a ruptured eardrum?

A thorough examination by the ENT physician as well as a hearing test will be performed. Many new eardrum perforations will heal on their own, so you and your ENT physician may opt for a period of observation. Chronic or longstanding eardrum perforations are not likely to heal on their own, and a procedure or surgery may be recommended to repair the eardrum.