The Kiss of Deaf …

According to Reuters, A young woman in southern China has partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend ruptured her eardrum during an excessively passionate kiss, local media reported on Monday.

The 20-something girl from Zhuhai, in southern Guangdong province, went to hospital completely deaf in her left ear, the China Daily said, citing a report in a local newspaper.

“The kiss reduced pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear,” the paper quoted a doctor surnamed Li from the hospital.

So, will our audiologist know, what you have been up to at your appointment?  Well the condition of your ear, ear canal and ear drum will be assessed. Your responses to sound in air and to sound by vibration, using pure tone audiometry by both air conduction and bone conduction will be measured. In addition to this, speech testing may be carried out to determine how well you can distinguish speech sounds where noise is present. However he will only know if you have been passionately kissing if you tell him!