Brief Clinical StudiesTympanic Membrane Perforation Caused by Thunderbolt StrikeBozan, Nazim MD; Kiroglu, Ahmet Faruk MD; Ari, Muzaffer MD; Turan, Mahfuz MD; Cankaya, Hakan MDAuthor Information *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical Faculty, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mardin State Hospital, Mardin, Turkey. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Nazim Bozan, MD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical Faculty, Yuzuncu Yil University, 65080 Van, Turkey; E-mail: [email protected] Received 4 June, 2016 Accepted 25 June, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: November 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 8 - p e723-e724 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003036 Buy Metrics Abstract Thunderbolt strike is a life-threatening entity. In the patients presenting with thunderbolt strike, the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system should be primarily evaluated, followed by tympanic membrane lesions. The most important symptom connected with ear is the loss of hearing. In this report, a 43-year-old male patient with unilateral tympanic membrane perforation, tinnitus, and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss caused by thunderbolt strike is presented through a review of the literature. © 2016 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.