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Got hit in ear. Now cant hear properly. What should be done?

My husband was playing racquetball about an hour agao and he got hit in the left ear with the ball. He said it hurt really bad when it happened but not so much now. The problem is, now he can t hear very well in that ear. He also has a ringing in the ear as well. Could he have ruptured his eardrum? What should he do? Would ice help?
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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The hit has resulted in compression of eardrum and this is causing pain and ringing sensations in ear.
In such cases one normally finds problems in hearing for few days but eventually becomes all right.however in few cases the ear drum can get ruptured.If the perforation or rupture is small ,it gets healed up of its own in couple of weeks but if it is big then medical intervention is required.
Best would be to consult an ENT specialist and get the ear examined.
Best of luck
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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