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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Summary: Specialists warn continuous use of ear swabs may result in a punctured eardrum.
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves cannot reach the inner ear, due to earwax buildup, fluid, or a punctured eardrum.
When the diminutive Dolly gave birth to her first and only child, the doctor had to haul the 13-pound baby out of her womb with forceps, giving the newborn a punctured eardrum and scars he would bear for the rest of his life.
Inspired by his first plunge underwater complete with earplugs after suffering a punctured eardrum as a child.
Washington, Jan 17 ( ANI ): A faster and less expensive surgical technique can now be used for treating perforated or punctured eardrum in children and adults, researchers say.