Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Kiss of Deaf

Yicks, I never know this act of passion could pose such health hazard. So people, kiss at your own risk ok? ;)

BEIJING - 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 as saying.

The woman's hearing would likely return to normal after about two months, Li said. 'While kissing is normally very safe, doctors advise people to proceed with caution,' the paper said. -- REUTERS

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