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    Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pops...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=510802&in_page_id=1770
    A school boy who was deaf for nine years was suddenly cured - when a cotton wool bud suddenly popped out of his ear.

    Jerome Bartens, 11, was diagnosed as deaf in his right ear when he was just two. He struggled at school, couldn't hear the TV properly and was fed up with people having to shout at him.

    But when playing pool with his friends in a church hall Jerome felt a sudden pop. He put his finger in his ear and there was the tip of a cotton wool bud which had been wedged there for almost 10 years.
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    His family believe Jerome was a toddler when he put the cotton bud in his ear and the centimetre-long cotton tip came off the plastic stem.

    Jerome's dad Carsten, 45, said: "It was just incredible - his hearing returned to normal in an instant. He was cured as suddenly as he became deaf. I had always suspected Jerome had stuck something in his ear when he was little and that was causing the problem...
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pops...

    Just heard that on the radio.
    Bet the Drs feel like asses.
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pop

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    Just heard that on the radio.
    Bet the Drs feel like asses.
    I smell a lawsuit coming on.

    Laziness on the doctor's part, that's all it comes down to.
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pop

    "C" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Just heard that on the radio.
    Bet the Drs feel like dimply buttocks.
    I smell a lawsuit coming on.

    Laziness on the doctor's part, that's all it comes down to.
    No shit.
    How on earth could they miss that in the ear?
    It isn't like the ear canal goes very far in - it stops at the ear drum, and doctors and nurses can easily see all the way to the ear drum with an Otoscope.
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pop

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "C" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Just heard that on the radio.
    Bet the Drs feel like dimply buttocks.
    I smell a lawsuit coming on.

    Laziness on the doctor's part, that's all it comes down to.
    No pooh.
    How on earth could they miss that in the ear?
    It isn't like the ear canal goes very far in - it stops at the ear drum, and doctors and nurses can easily see all the way to the ear drum with an Otoscope.
    Crimney.
    I gotta raise the bullshit flag on this one as well.

    Are they telling me that the doctor never pulled the ear back and looked in it with the little light thingamajig?
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pops...

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=510802&in_page_id=1770
    A school boy who was deaf for nine years was suddenly cured - when a cotton wool bud suddenly popped out of his ear.

    Jerome Bartens, 11, was diagnosed as deaf in his right ear when he was just two. He struggled at school, couldn't hear the TV properly and was fed up with people having to shout at him.

    But when playing pool with his friends in a church hall Jerome felt a sudden pop. He put his finger in his ear and there was the tip of a cotton wool bud which had been wedged there for almost 10 years.
    [img width=450 height=302]http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_05/BartensEarbudWNS_468x315.jpg[/img]

    His family believe Jerome was a toddler when he put the cotton bud in his ear and the centimetre-long cotton tip came off the plastic stem.

    Jerome's dad Carsten, 45, said: "It was just incredible - his hearing returned to normal in an instant. He was cured as suddenly as he became deaf. I had always suspected Jerome had stuck something in his ear when he was little and that was causing the problem...

    Man, that is one cruddy wax-encrusted Q-tip bud.
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pops...

    I'd be very curious as to what state he is from.... (more so what state the doctors were in)


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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pop

    "ThorSPL" wrote:
    I'd be very curious as to what state he is from.... (more so what state the doctors were in)
    It happened in England.
    Although I was under the impression that GB had pretty good health care systems...
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pop

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "ThorSPL" wrote:
    I'd be very curious as to what state he is from.... (more so what state the doctors were in)
    It happened in England.
    Although I was under the impression that GB had pretty good health care systems...
    Great, now someone is going to make a Green Bay joke out of it.
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    Re: Boy, 11, who was deaf for NINE years regains hearing... after cotton bud pops...

    I was ready for the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas jokes to go flying...


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