good night. I’m 26 years old. My ear drums have been completely damaged. left and right. It’s been a very long time since I was in elementary school. To help my hearing I just made eardrums out of cotton. I change every 2 days. if I have been to an ENT doctor and only given drops of medicine. but still not closed. If it’s patched, can it be recovered again?nAnd usually how much does the patch cost?nThanks in advance.
Hi Deo, Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com
The eardrum, also known as the tympanic membrane, is a thin tissue that separates the middle ear and the outer ear canal. The meaning of the eardrum is damaged whether the eardrum is torn or perforated. When the eardrum is torn it will usually heal on its own within a few weeks or months after the ear is no longer watering, and there is no infection. The eardrum has an important role in capturing sound waves and delivering them to the middle and inner ear. and in some cases a perforated eardrum causes permanent hearing loss. Possible causes of your damaged eardrum are:
Injury or trauma such as cleaning the ear with cotton buds too often, trauma to loud noises (acoustic). Infections Changes in pressure, eg scuba diving, airplane boarding, driving at high altitudes, mountain climbing. You should check the condition of your ear to an ENT specialist, the doctor will examine your ear, and can decide what action to take, whether it is treated with antibiotics, patched or eardrum surgery or known as tympanoplasty.
Some suggestions for you
Keep your ears dry and clean. Avoid picking your ears. Avoid blowing your nose loudly. Thank you, I hope this is useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah