perforated eardrum

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perforated eardrum

A tear or erosion of the eardrum, often resulting from middle ear infection.
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Noun1.perforated eardrum - an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems
eardrum, myringa, tympanic membrane, tympanum - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
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Amie's injuries included bruising to her throat, bleeding in her eyes, grazing to her head, nose and chin, pain in her ribs and a ruptured eardrum.
After initially being treated for a suspected ruptured eardrum, doctors found a tumour the size of a fist inside Melanie's head.
It can also happen as a result of a ruptured eardrum or arthritis of the tiny bones on the middle ear.
After being released one day later and traveling to Lebanon for medical examination, Awad said he had been diagnosed with a ruptured eardrum and a neck injury requiring surgical operation.
The Soldier ended up with a ruptured eardrum and second degree burns.
Melanie was first diagnosed with cancer in 2007 after treatment for what was thought to be a ruptured eardrum found she had a tumour the size of a fist inside her head.
Pain, bleeding and even a ruptured eardrum can happen to passengers experiencing changes in air pressure during flight.