The eardrum is a thin membrane that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. The exposure to loud noises or an injury can cause eardrum damage. The same may hinder the capability to hear and if left untreated, a patient can go deaf as well. Even though, the perforation in the ear doesn't cause a lot of complications in the beginning but makes eardrum susceptible to infections. The best way to go about it is a surgical procedure. Also, the treatment is suggested for hearing impairment if home care treatments and OTC medications don’t work.