Friday, June 13, 2008

Kiss Leads to Lost Hearing

Could you lose your hearing through a kiss? Apparently so. A professor at Hofstra University in New York says a Long Island woman who lost hearing in one ear after her four-year-old daughter gave her a long sucking smooch in her ear. The force of the kiss yanked out very small nerves as it pulled her mom's eardrum out toward the ear canal. Professor Levi Reiter warns parents to avoid kissing into the ears of newborns. He's preparing an article for publication in an audiology journal about the case.