ear·​drum | \ ˈir-ˌdrəm How to pronounce eardrum (audio) \

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Examples of eardrum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With his experiment, a sheet of plastic wrap acts like an eardrum. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2022 From childhood, when a mastoid operation resulted in permanent eardrum damage and hearing loss, she had been fascinated with eyes, watching for cues to amplify what was being said. New York Times, 28 June 2022 In addition to potentially setting the stage for an infection, puncturing your eardrum can lead to permanent hearing loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, 24 June 2022 The boy was taken to surgery, and doctors used a microscope and tiny hook to remove the tick from the boy's eardrum. Nancy Clanton, ajc, 3 May 2019 In 2015, the scientific community shared a record of what happened to a woman after the seed fell through a hole in her eardrum and had to be surgically removed. Simone Scully, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2022 The report also claims that Samsung has already developed a prototype capable of measureing the eardrum temperature. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 11 Mar. 2022 But there’s rarely a need, but this could include tubes passed through the eardrum to regulate pressure and procedures to open the tube directly, such as a balloon procedure. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Mar. 2022 His eardrum is ruptured and one finger nearly torn off. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eardrum

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“Eardrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eardrum. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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ear·​drum | \ ˈir-ˌdrəm How to pronounce eardrum (audio) \

Kids Definition of eardrum

: the membrane that separates the outer and middle parts of the ear and vibrates when sound waves strike it


ear·​drum | \ -ˌdrəm How to pronounce eardrum (audio) \

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