New York Daily News - Dr. Eric Smouha: “Boston Marathon Bombing: Area Hospitals Treat Victims for Ear Injuries”

New York, NY
 – April 19, 2013  –– 

Boston area hospitals have treated scores of patients for ear injuries and hearing damage in the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and medical experts worry that more cases could be on the way. Dr. Eric Smouha, an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai, told the Daily News that anyone still experiencing hearing loss or ringing in their ears should see a doctor immediately. "You're dealing with a huge blast. It's not like you got slapped in the ear or a wave hit you. The energy and the sound level are huge," Dr. Smouha said. “It depends how close or far away you are form the explosion, but in this kind of setting, the stakes are higher." Learn more