Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.
I have gone through your query regarding hole in ear drum of your husband, he is having hole in his other ear as well therefore he is using hearing aid
. recentaly his one ear is giving pain so he consulted family physician and family doctor has diagnose it as infection of ear.
Now to manage it you should consult your ENT doctor, for clinical examination of ear and to investigate it to find out weather he is having only hole in his ear drums or there is other problems as well. Now a days different defects are managed by these operations-
(a) Hole in ear drum-- Can be treated by MYRINGOPLASTY operation.
(b) Hole in ear drum Plus damaged ear ossicles-- Can be treated by TYMPANOPLASTY
(c) hole in ear drum plus involvement of inner ear
or acoustic nerve
--In such cases above operation will not be much helpful so here options are Hearing aid / cochlear implant
I hope your query is now well explained.