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Ruptured Eardrum Causes and Complications

  A burst or ruptured eardrum—also called a perforated eardrum or tympanic membrane perforation—is a hole or tear in the tissue that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. The eardrum vibrates in response to sound and starts the process of translating sound waves into nerve impulses. It also acts as a barrier to protect the eardrum from water, bacteria, and foreign objects. Common causes include ear infections, very loud noises, severe head trauma, sudden changes in air pressure, and putting foreign objects in the ear canal. A ruptured eardrum may repair itself within a few weeks, but sometimes surgery is necessary. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic ear infections, middle ear cysts, and hearing loss. 

If you would like to learn about different ways of protecting yourself from the many perils that can threaten your hearing abilities, we invite you to ask the people who know, the people who have your best interests at heart. Don’t put it off any longer. If you think your hearing abilities are less than they once were,  call us at  to see what we can do for you. Between our commitment to your well-being and our dedicated staff, your hearing is in good hands. We offer special discounts and promotions to veterans, police officers, and firefighters.

P.S. To help protect your eardrums, treat ear infections right away, use pressure-equalizing ear plugs during airline travel, wear ear protection when exposed to loud noises, and don’t put anything smaller than your finger in your ear. 

If you and or a loved one are experiencing problems with your ears or hearing, please call 614-654-4309.

To schedule a comprehensive hearing exam, please call ABSOLUTE HEARING SOLUTIONS today at 614-654-4309. Our professional hearing experts bring modern hearing testing, economical digital hearing aids and satisfaction guarantees to the next level! Our office is located at 750 Cross Pointe Rd., Suite F, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. We provide clients with hearing exams, high-quality digital hearing aids, and personalized hearing services you can trust.

Many of our patients have discovered that traveling to Gahanna was worth their drive. We beat competitor's pricing by 30% -70%, we have the top ten leading hearing aid brands, we have the top speech and hearing testing equipment in the state, we use speech mapping to maximize hearing aid performance, and we put our customers first. Come and see why patients are willing to make the drive to invest in their hearing. We look forward to hearing from you.

We offer special discounts and promotions to veterans, police officers, and firefighters.

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We are the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Super Service Award winner on Angie's List. We were voted Top Pick by the Columbus Dispatch 2016, 2017, 2018 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 .

P.S. We use these hearing aid companies and many more: Starkey, Phonak, Siemens, Unitron, Microtech, GN Resound, Rexton, Oticon, and Widex. Plus, we have the same products as Miracle Ear!

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