Isolated Deafness Due to Lightning Strike.

Abstract

L ightning kills several hundred people every year but a much larger number of persons survive lightning bolts. Otolaryngologic injuries are probably much more common than reported cases would suggest [1,2]. The frequent damage is acoustic rupture of the tympanic membrane caused by the sonic shock wave emanating from the axis of the lightning channel. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0377-1237(17)30284-8

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