Originally Posted by calebprime
This is just plain crazy! There are numerous causes of hearing loss in adults
, for instance ”inherited from your parents or acquired from illness, ototoxic (ear-damaging) drugs, exposure to loud noise, tumors, head injury, or the aging process.” The Mayo Clinic
mentions the following risk factors: aging, loud noise, heredity, occcupational noises, recreational noises, some medications and some illnesses,
so if even one of those drugs exists in Cuba, it suddenly becomes number one suspect – after super-sonic weapons and crickets have f-i-n-a-l-l-y been eliminated from the competition.
If the pursuit of the suspicious Cypermethrin
as the culprit remains unsuccessful, let me suggest that it might be worthwhile to find out if any of the patients had Cuban ancestors
who might have brought the susceptibility to hearing loss down on their unsuspecting grandchildren.
And if that doesn't work, we should consider that these guys spent time
in Cuba, and we all know what happens when we spend time, don't we? That's right, we age
, even in Havana, so this is yet another one of those things that the Cubans didn't properly protect the US agents against!
Gotta make that Cuban connection stick – somehow!