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Eardrum rupture is a condition where a hole or a tear develops in the eardrum. Eardrum is medically known as tympanic membrane and its rupture is known as perforation of tympanic membrane.The function of the eardrum is to protect the middle and inner ear (parts of an ear) from foreign bodies, infection and water. And help in listening sound.

As an eardrum is a very thin membrane and gets perforated easily. This results in middle and inner ear being exposed to various infections and injuries and loss of hearing.

Alternative Names:

  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Eardrum perforation
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