For those that cannot carry out a casual conversation without missing out, hearing aids may be the answer to your prayers. There are plenty of reasons why people come into see our Orland hearing doctor for hearing aids. Speak with our Orlando ENT about hearing aids and learn more about ruptured eardrums in today’s article.

Hearing loss:

You may have heard the term ruptured eardrum in your life before. However, did you know what it meant? Of course, it sounds pretty bad.

A ruptured eardrum may sound extremely frightening, but there may be a solution with modern medicine. First, let’s dive into everything we need to know about ruptured eardrums and what we can do to prevent ourselves and loved ones from experiencing it.

We all know the basics. Do not stand close to speakers at rock concerts, and possibly just skip out on loud music altogether if you would like most of your hearing remaining later in life. We have also been told, skip out on earbuds or decrease the maximum volume to ensure no loud noises will damage your hearing.

Many parents tell their children to be careful about swimming in a dirty lake as the bacteria may cause an ear infection. Also, those pamphlets you overlook at tour centers inform tourists to be aware that certain recreational activities cause hearing loss such as the following:

  • riding motorcycles
  • riding dirt bikes
  • using chainsaws
  • snowmobiling
  • using a lawnmower
  • blowdrying hair
  • using a perm press
  • many more intense and mundane activities

So now that we have a reviewed a few of the normal and not-so-normal actives that cause hearing loss, we should share more in depth on rupture eardrums.

Ruptured eardrums:

The medical term for a ruptured eardrum is tympanic membrane perforation. A ruptured eardrum is when a person has a hole or tear in the thin tissue that separates you ear from your eardrum. Your eardrum is your inner ear.

A ruptured eardrum can be very serious as it can cause hearing loss. This tear or hole can also leave your middle ear vulnerable to infections. There are a few symptoms to look out for if you think you may have a ruptured eardrum.

Keep in mind, look out for these symptoms if you have recently partaken in any of the activities previously listed. First, you may have ear pain, but it may subside quickly. This can be a sign of a ruptured eardrum nonetheless.

Second sign is a bit more dramatic and icky. If you have pus or mucus-like drainage coming from your ear, this is a sign something is definitely not right. Even if it is not a ruptured eardrum, this should be check out immediately.

There may be blood or bloody drainage as well, but I do not think we need to tell you that this is something that needs to be examined asap either. Hearing loss in itself is a sign of a ruptured eardrum. Tinnitus is a sign of a ruptured eardrum.

If you are not sure what that is, tinnitus is when a person has ringing in the ear. Vertigo is also a symptom. Read further on vertigo if you are not informed on this because this is quite an interesting topic. Vertigo in a nutshell is a spinning sensation.

Nausea or vomiting is another sign. This can be easily explained if you have vertigo, but more importantly, you should get to the bottom of it. Find out what is causing the vertigo by getting examined by an Orlando hearing doctor at a well-know office.

Get examined by an Orlando hearing doctor:

Thank you for stopping by and reading up on ruptured eardrums. Next time, we are sharing more and hope you return for further information. Make an appointment today to schedule an examination by an Orlando hearing doctor if any or every symptom seems familiar to your case.

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