Question by  aquamarine (33)

When you puncture your ear drum, what happens?


Answer by  worker7186 (198)

A punctured eardrum can result in infection, hearing loss, and make it easier to injure your middle ear. Don't worry though it will grow back.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

Your eardrum is basically a thin membrane that can be punctured very easily by a Q-tip, by being hit with an open hand on the ear, or even by a loud explosion of some type. When an eardrum is punctured, it will be very painful, bloody, and will most likely be draining puss.


Answer by  wanda (58)

Puncturing the eardrum will cause the eardrum to heal with a scar and the tissue will loose some of it's elasticity which could cause some hearing loss. If it was punctured due to middle ear infection, you will feel immediate relief from pressure that had built up behind the eardrum.


Answer by  S93 (524)

When a ear drum is punctured, the thin wall that protects the middle ear is ruptured. The eardrum will heal back on its own, usually in a period of two months. There is also the chance of hearing loss, which is almost always temporary. There also may be some ear pain or discomfort, which can be treated with painkillers.

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