Brussels 2016 Terrorist Attack Left 56 People with Auditory Problems

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    1. Berik
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      https://nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181005_03812623

      Belgian article about the terrorist attack in 2016.

      56 people were treated for hearing problems of which it seems 40 percent have permanent problems, mainly hearing loss and tinnitus but hyperacusis as well.
       
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    2. dpdx
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      I don't speak Dutch, can somewone translate?
       
    3. Hazel
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      Dutch person to the rescue. Here's my translation:

      Permanent Hearing Damage for Over 20 Victims of the 22 March Attacks

      Antwerp - After the attacks in Brussels in 2016, 56 people were treated for hearing damage at the University Hospital Antwerp (UZA). 40 percent of them have permanent complaints such as hearing loss or tinnitus due to the explosions, UZA reports this Friday.

      After the attacks at the airport, many people reported to the UZA who initially seemed unharmed, but had nausea afterwards. "56 patients presented with complaints of reduced hearing, tinnitus, a feeling of pressure and/or hypersensitivity to sounds," says Annick Gilles of the UZA. Three patients also showed perforation of the eardrum by the pressure wave from the blast.

      It is striking that the majority of patients showed hearing damage to the right ear, because the first explosion took place on the right side of the terminal. The second explosion went off on the other side of the terminal while everyone approached the exit, so that the second explosion also occurred on the right side of most people.
       
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    4. Contrast

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      To add insult to injury Liberman's research showed us temporary hearing loss still causes some permanent damage.
      No one is truly off the hook when it comes to hearing loss and tinnitus development.
       
    5. glynis
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      @Hazel,
      Thank you for your translation...

      love glynis x
       
    6. Tinniger

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      In my opinion, patients who have obviously suffered noise trauma would be a valuable study group to differentiate between the symptoms of tinnitus patients with noise trauma and those without noise trauma.
       
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    7. kelpiemsp
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      Why are you posting this all the time. It is simply not true. That is NOT NOT NOT how to interpret his study.
       
    8. Red
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      How do you interpret it, kelpie?
       
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    9. kelpiemsp
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      There exists a point where hearing returns via a measurement but damage still exists. If you were to follow the logic it is some a is b. What this means is not all TTS cause damage. Only some, and that is dependent on the reason for a TTS. There are many reasons for this outside of damage to the ear.
       
    10. attheedgeofscience
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    11. kelpiemsp
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      I think I am not communicating my point very clearly. Which is Not all TTS lead to this. You can have it from something as simple as excessive muscle tightness from a psychological reaction.

      This is certainly a common outcome... but you CAN have a TTS for other reasons.
       
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    12. kelpiemsp
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      I guess I should be more clear. For TTS caused from moderate noise exposure and no accompanying psychological component, that is how to interpret, I agree. But in the context of this website and people describing noise traumas with TTS around 10 dB, likely something else is causing the TTS. I guess, what I should say is “most people probably don’t have the TTS that these studies are referring to”.

      Thanks for pointing this out.
       

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