Punctured my right eardrum at work in April. It’s healed up, so I had a hearing test to see if it resulted in a change.
Word recognition dropped to 72% at 85db. Last test was 96% at 80db. There was no significant change in puretone hearing in either ear.
My left ear is 96% at 80db, and has not changed.
Is this something that is expected with a perforation, or is it unusual? I have definitely noticed greater difficulty in understanding speech.