After the suicide bombings in Brussels on March 22, 2016, many victims consulted our emergency department with otologic symptoms. The aim of this study was to report the otologic morbidity and outcome after acute acoustic trauma in these patients. Prospective cohort study. Tertiary referral center. Patients reporting subjective hearing loss, tinnitus, feeling of pressure in the ear, vertigo or hyperacusis after witnessing these bombings were included.
Van Haesendonck, Van Rompaey, Gilles, Topsakal, Van de Heyning (2018). Otologic Outcomes After Blast Injury: The Brussels Bombing Experience. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 2018 Dec;39(10):1250-1255. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30252799