Quantum C. Kat (quantumckat) wrote in little_details,
Quantum C. Kat

Explosions causing deafness at a certain frequency.

Setting: Futuristic United States.

A while back I watched the movie "Children of Men." The protagonist is caught near an explosion. His ears are ringing and another character tells him to enjoy the ringing because when it goes away he'll never hear that pitch again. Is this true?

I've done a little bit of searching, but most of what I've been able to find is related to tinnitus itself and people on forums quoting the same thing. I'm not sure how to find the information that would confirm or dispel this myth.

Thanks in advance!

Googled: "explosion +ears ringing +deaf to pitch", "tinnitus from injury", "tinnitus +loud noise +deaf to frequency",

Articles read: MedicineNet.com Tinnitus article
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Tags: ~deaf/hard of hearing, ~explosive & explosions, ~medicine: injuries (misc)
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