Ruptured eardrum is a common ear related disorder which means that there is a breakage, damage, thinning or discontinuity in the inner part of the ears. Which is called the eardrum. The eardrum is an internal part of the ear which receives the sound signals and is responsible for the hearing function. This disorder is a result of the thinning of the ear drum tissues which ultimately causes ear drum damage. Main causes for this condition are: middle ear infection, barotrauma (stress due to air pressure), hearing very loud sound/ blasts, foreign objects in ear, severe head injuries, and such others.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
The condition is more common during early childhood, when children are exposed regularly to colds and upper respiratory infections.