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It sounds as if you may have damaged the tympanic membrane (eardrum
). The external ear canal
is approximately 2.5 cm in length (1 inch). The eardrum separates the external ear canal from the middle ear. The middle ear contains the small bones of the ear that transmits sound to the inner ear
. There is also a nerve
that is located along the top of the eardrum.
Sometimes, when an individual has reoccurring ear infections, an ear tube is placed in the eardrum to help drain the infection from the middle ear to the external ear canal. So, if you have ruptured your eardrum, it may be slightly painful and will be irritated by wind and cold
weather. Otherwise, it will heal naturally with no consequence. However, if you have damaged any of the sound-conducting small bones, you may have some irrepairable damage.
I advise visiting your family physician to evaluate the damage that may have been done to your eardrum and surrounding tissues.
I hope I have answered your questions adequately. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.