Hamish Sillars - Otolaryngologist
Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
Perforations of the Tympanic Membrane
Ruptured Eardrum (Tympanic Membrane Perforation)
This is when a hole or tear occurs in the thin membrane (eardrum) that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. Causes may include middle ear infections, traumatic injury or sudden changes in air pressure.
The eardrum usually heals by itself but sometimes a minor surgical procedure might be required to repair it.