A young Chinese woman was left partially deaf following a passionate kiss from her boyfriend.
The kiss reduced pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear.
How exactly does this work though? With me not immediately being familiar with the inter-mechanisms of the mouth/jaw/ears, I'm not able to so easily discern the cause-effect of this; also, most all literature I come across is anatomically oriented, like this, as apposed to perhaps more "functionally" oriented.
Follow-up / Accenting question: is there any kind of anatomical disposition that would make the woman more susceptible to this happening? I mean, there are millions of people that partake in "passionate kissing" every day, however, this is the first I've ever heard of it bursting someone's ear drum.