The eardrum (tympanic membrane) is the starting organ of the path between the middle ear and the outer ear canal, which collects the incoming sound waves and allows it to go to the inner ear with the help of ossicles and from there to the brain.The ear membrane can be punctured after ear infections or depending on the high pressure (barotrauma) or after the accident . Most of the new eardrum punctures are self-repair.
However, in the case of old cases or acute cases that do not improve, tympanic membrane restoration comes to the agenda. When the eardrum is punctured, hearing loss, ear infection, pain, discharge, ringing, dizziness can be encountered, as well as permanent deafness develops in progressive delayed stages. There may be fatal infections such as meningitis and brain abscess. Getting rid of these risks is not difficult. In our institution, the tympanic membrane repair operation (tympanoplasty) is performed under general anesthesia with a microscope in a procedure of approximately 1-1.5 hours.