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Gun causes hearing damage to
Belgian Prime Minister!

Posted: 30th May 2017

 

The Belgian Prime Minister has had to postpone an appearance in parliament Tuesday because a starting gun at a fun run damaged his hearing at the weekend. Charles Michel was standing near Princess Astrid of the Belgian royal family when she fired the starting gun at the Brussels 20 km fun run over the weekend.

 

DeafHear.ie Charles Michel has had to undergo medical treatment after suffering hearing damage when Princess Astrid fired the starting gun for the Brussels 20K.  Belga

Charles Michel has had to undergo medical treatment after suffering hearing damage when Princess Astrid fired the starting gun for the Brussels 20K. © Belga

Pictures reported in local media showed him visibly pained by the noise. Following the shock, “the premier must follow a number of treatments within 48 hours,” Michel’s spokesman said in comments reported by De Redactie, a Belgiam newspaper.

Michel underwent one treatment Monday and will face another Tuesday.

The Brussels run is sponsored by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. It has run annually since 1980.

The Prime Minister’s experience highlights the danger of noise exposure, and how even exposure to just one loud bang can cause hearing damage which may result in temporary or permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus.

“The Prime Minister’s experience highlights again the need for people to take care of their hearing and to wear hearing protection when they are exposed to loud noise, be that at work, a concert or a sporting event” said Brendan Lennon, DeafHear’s Head of Advocacy.

 

Tip: Don’t stand close to speakers in clubs, pubs or at concerts.

 

Check our our Keep the Sound website for more info on protecting your hearing.

 

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