According to the Mayo Clinic, a ruptured eardrum is a hole or tear in your eardrum.

 

The eardrum is a thin, drum-like tissue that separates your ear canal from the middle ear, the Mayo Clinic states.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, a ruptured eardrum can result in hearing loss and possible infections.

 

Typically, this condition will heal on its own without treatment, the Mayo Clinic states.