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.