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Lil Louis lost all hearing in his left ear

17:53 Mar/02/2015

House legend Lil Louis could have had his career cut short after someone blasted an ice cannon directly into his ear during his sound check at Sankey’s in Manchester, forcing him to cancel the gig and seek immediate medical attention.

The blast from the horn at close proximity caused the DJ severe pain and resulted in him losing all hearing in his left ear, though he noted that he’s awaiting the results of tests to see if the damage is permanent.

You can read the statement on his Facebook page where he explain what happens that day.
As we were about to leave, this idiot came into the booth and without notice, decided to show off a new toy (a very powerful CO2 cannon blaster machine), which seemed 12 inches from my left ear. As he shot it, the compressed air that blasted out of the cannon was louder and more shrill than anything I’d ever heard. It hurt so bad, I jumped in the air and screamed. The pain was followed by an intense ringing and muffled silence. The left side of the room went dead, and I couldn’t hear anything except that ring. I was taken to the hospital, where I spent the night being passed around a bevy of doctors including an ENT specialist. I was diagnosed with SIHL (sound induced hearing loss), a permanent hearing loss, and given a strong steroid medication.


We wish Lil Lois good luck and hope that his career is not over.



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