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Hole in tymphanic membrane, humming sound in ears, no hearing loss. Precautions?

hello sir/madam, my name is XXXXXX and i have been suffering from tymphanic membrane center type hole. but there is no pus discharge . but time to time a humming sound comes from my ear. and sometime it increased. recently i got hearing loss test and its came normal. but i always scare from hearing loss, and is there any requirement of operation? and what to do for further care?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Hi, surgery is a better option for a central perforation which is persisting in a dry ear as this will close that perforation and many a times (not always) will do away with the humming sound completely or partially. Hearing loss is usually accompanied with a perforation more so with a posteriorly placed perforation. Otherwise as a precaution, please keep ear dry and keep cotton while taking bath and use ear plugs while swimming. Regards
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