i have had problems with my ears since i was little.
i had multiple infections.
and i have had tubes in my ears twice.
about 3 years ago i found out i had a hole in my ear drum, i ened up having surgery.
they grafted skin.
after the surgery everything was good.
i couldn't tell an improvement in hearing though.
last year i found out that i had 2 holes in my ear drum.
water does not bother it, expect when i swim because of the chemicals in the water.
my hearing is worse than it was before, but not to much.
the doctors say i do not need surgery because it really is not affecting anything.
if your having problems i think ear plugs are a safe alternative in stead of surgery.