Falcons league table update….

Table | Aviva Premiership 2013/14
Pos Team Pld W D L F A TF TA TB LB Pts
Northampton Saints 1 No change Northampton Saints 14 12 1 1 368 199 42 16 4 1 55
Saracens 2 No change Saracens 14 12 0 2 390 203 40 20 6 0 54
Bath Rugby 3 No change Bath Rugby 14 10 1 3 313 230 30 25 1 1 44
Harlequins 4 No change Harlequins 14 9 0 5 256 195 23 16 2 2 40
Leicester Tigers 5 No change Leicester Tigers 13 7 2 4 283 270 28 23 2 2 36
Sale Sharks 6 No change Sale Sharks 14 7 0 7 247 250 24 21 2 5 35
London Wasps 7 No change London Wasps 14 6 0 8 266 268 25 22 2 7 33
Exeter Chiefs 8 No change Exeter Chiefs 14 6 0 8 268 267 21 25 1 5 30
London Irish 9 Up London Irish 14 5 0 9 236 285 22 25 0 5 25
Gloucester Rugby 10 Down Gloucester Rugby 13 4 0 9 228 309 22 31 1 5 22
Newcastle Falcons 11 No change Newcastle Falcons 14 3 0 11 121 294 7 32 0 3 15
Worcester Warriors 12 No change Worcester Warriors 14 0 0 14 164 370 12 40 0 4 4

my ears, oh my ears, why dont my ears work…

Perforated eardrum

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Perforated eardrum
Classification and external resources
Ear-anatomy-text-small-en.svg
ICD10 H72S09.2
ICD9 384.2
DiseasesDB 13473
MedlinePlus 001038
eMedicine ent/206
MeSH C09.218.903

perforated eardrum or punctured eardrum is a rupture or perforation (hole) of the eardrum which can occur as a result of otitis media (ear infection), trauma (e.g. by trying to clean the ear with sharp instruments), explosion, loud noise or surgery (accidental creation of a rupture). Flying with a severe cold can also cause perforation due to changes in air pressure and blocked eustachian tubes resulting from the cold. This is especially true on landing.[1]

Perforation of the eardrum leads to conductive hearing loss, which is usually temporary. Other symptoms may include tinnitus, earache or a discharge of mucus.[2]

Treatment[edit]

The perforation may heal in a few weeks, or may take up to a few months.[3] Some perforations require intervention. This may take the form of a paper patch to promote healing (a simple procedure by an ear, nose and throat specialist), or surgery (tympanoplasty).[4][5] However, in some cases, the perforation can last several years and will be unable to heal naturally. Such cases are usually a result of a perforation being surgically induced during an operation involving the ear.

Hearing is usually recovered fully, but chronic infection over a long period may lead to permanent hearing loss. Those with more severe ruptures may need to wear an ear plug to avoid water making contact with the ear drum.