Rupture of an eardrum can be prevented by taking following precautions:
- Prompt treatment of ear/nose/throat infections.
- Covering ears in long journeys.
- Avoiding diving and swimming when already suffering from ear/nose/throat infections.
- While in a plane,use of air pressure balancing techniques like chewing gum,pressure equalizing earplugs,yawning.
- Avoid cleaning the ear with sharp objects.
- Use of protective devices for sports that can harm eardrum due to the fall.