Jonathan's Cochlear Implant Activation.
An 8-month-old deaf baby has his cochlear implant
turned on and hears sound for the first time (SLYT). [Via]
"MP3 players should carry warnings that users risk damage to their hearing by having the volume too high, a deafness charity says."
Also, for prescription glasses: "If you use these glasses to see things that are disturbing, you could become disturbed." Is this not the height of PC, Western stupidity?
Painkillers destroy hearing
- Looks like America's fascination with Vicodin, Oxycotin, and other hardcore painkillers has a lasting effect other than addiction. Studies are showing that "rapid hearing loss, even deafness, in some patients who are misusing the drugs". This is serious enough for Vicodin's manufacturer to add a "warning about the potential for hearing loss to the drug's label."
Is Rush Limbaugh's sudden deafness
and recent involvement in a painkiller drug investigation
simply a coincidence?