WELLNESS
03/29/2012 01:28 pm ET Updated May 29, 2012

Innocent 'Kiss Of Deaf' Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

Where's the one place you should never kiss a baby -- or anyone else? The ear, according to a professor of audiology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. An innocent kiss right on the ear opening creates strong suction that tugs on the delicate eardrum, resulting in a recently recognized condition known as "cochlear ear-kiss injury."

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