She's saying "let's get out of here" over and over, and then "I can't hear anything." She must have been terrified. I hope she gets her hearing back. That shock wave was going much faster than the speed of sound. It hit at the same time as the explosion could be seen.
Interesting physics there.. No time to react. Severe tinnitus, for sure.
A shock wave travels at the speed of sound, by definition. I suppose some kind of blast front could go faster, but I think it would be extremely destructive in that case. I’m thinking they were a lot closer than they should have been.
I hope she gets her hearing back.
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So do I. If it is just tinnitus and swelling she probably will, but if it ruptured her eardrums, there is little they can do other than a tissue graft and those have low sucess rate.
FWIW, ruptured eardrums are how I lost my hearing several years ago.
In large explosions, it isn’t unheard of to have temporary hearing loss. Hope that is the case.
No; it wasn't.