If you get an infection in your middle ear, it may burst through the eardrum and cause a hole (perforation). An injury to your ear can also result in a perforated eardrum.
A hole in the eardrum sometimes heals by itself, but can lead to repeated ear infections and some hearing loss. In this case, you may need an operation called a myringoplasty to repair the hole. Closing a hole in your eardrum prevents water from entering your middle ear. This should mean that you get fewer ear infections. Your hearing may also improve. You have a general anaesthetic, which means that you are asleep and do not feel any pain. Your surgeon makes a small cut behind your ear or above the ear opening. They take a little piece of tissue from under your skin called a graft and use this to cover the hole in your eardrum. The surgeon then puts dressings inside your ear and cotton wool padding over your ear.
Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have an expert team of surgeons who offer treatments tailored to your individual needs. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for surgery to repair a burst eardrum.
Prices for a myringoplasty start from £3,481 (terms and conditions apply). For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 020 3918 9463.