Ear-Kiss Injury

Ear-Kiss Injury


Kissing a baby on the ear can make it go deaf because of a condition known as "cochlear ear-kiss injury."


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The ear! An innocent kiss right on the ear opening creates a strong suction that tugs on the delicate eardrum, resulting in a recently recognized condition known as "cochlear ear-kiss injury." Babies and small children are particularly vulnerable to hearing damage via a kiss, simply because their ear canals are smaller.


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