Found 23rd Feb 2009
hi all, i have a perforated ear drum and am off work at the moment as working with loud noises really hurts....any ideas how long i'll need off or whether its better just to go in and bear it? thanks.

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What did your doctor say?

Original Poster

just said he could see a lot of blood in eardrum, gave me some antibiotics and painkillers, nothing about having time off but i'm worried being exposed to loud noises will damage it further (i work with lots of noisy children )

Original Poster

antibiotics were because i had an infection

Sloth/Mod

If he thought you couldn't work then he'd have mentioned it. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

so i'm safe to go in you reckon??

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littlemissblondi;4470908

so i'm safe to go in you reckon??



I had it once....just felt like earache. Soon sorted itself out.

Depends whether it's making you dizzy or not really as then it wouldn't be safe for you to drive etc.

Original Poster

just concerned it wont heal and i'll end up with permanent hearing loss....hypochondriac i know!

IT DEPENDS WHAT UR WORK IS LIKE....

is it loud or is there always an EARY silence

Sloth/Mod

littlemissblondi;4470930

just concerned it wont heal and i'll end up with permanent hearing … just concerned it wont heal and i'll end up with permanent hearing loss....hypochondriac i know!



I have permanent hearing loss...........it's called selective deafness when my kids are nagging me. :lol:

If you are worried then give NHS Direct a quick call as one of the nurses there will be able to reassure you and let you know for definite. Hope you are better soon. x

Eary silence :giggle:

Bri8463;4470945

Eary silence :giggle:



im here all week :-D

Original Poster

ha ha, lots of funny people on here tonight! thanks guys, will take it on board...not that i listened to a word

I'm sure it will be fine if its only working with children. If you were working on a building site or something like that then I wouldn't advise it.

And if it still bothers you at work, just get them to play sleepy time.

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acecatcher3;4470949

im here all week :-D



Not ear surely. :oops:

Don't we get a break when your little work friend starts monitering your activities. :-D

Syzable;4470958

Not ear surely. :oops:Don't we get a break when your little work friend … Not ear surely. :oops:Don't we get a break when your little work friend starts monitering your activities. :-D



hahau do, soon as shes out of the office its open again :w00t:

Our four year old had to take two weeks off school with his, the doctor said that was the minimum, apparently it takes six weeks to heal fully as well.
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