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Boston Marathon bombings spur closer study of ear injuries

More than a year after the Boston Marathon bombings, charities and researchers are taking note of an increasingly noticeable aftereffect: a large group of civilians with blast-related ear injuries more commonly seen in the military. Problems range from dizziness to reduced hearing to tinnitus—a ringing or buzzing noise in one ear or both. Daniel Lee, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

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