“I was just playing pool in the church hall when my ear made a popping noise. It was very strange at first to be able to hear everything…But now I’m getting used to it – it’s great that people don’t have to shout to me or that I don’t have to turn my head all the time.”
Jerome Bartens, aged 11 after a cotton wool bud unknowingly stuck in his ear for 9 years suddenly came free and returned to him the gift of full hearing. Hearing specialists had repeatedly missed the lodged cotton bud tip over the years. Also highlighting the potential danger of pushing cotton buds in your ears.