A man is being treated for hearing loss after a cockroach crawled into his ear while he was asleep and gnawed its way through his eardrum.
The disturbing incident was reported by Mr Deng in his rental room in the district of Longhua in the city of Shenzhen in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
According to the news site GMW, Deng said he moved into his new home only to find a cockroach infestation.
Deng informed the landlord who sprayed insecticide in the room and then told him the problem had been solved.
However, after going back to his room, Deng said a cockroach crawled into his ear while he was sleeping on November 29th.
Deng took himself to the A&E department of a nearby hospital.
According to GMW, a doctor removed part of the cockroach that night and the rest the following morning.
The doctor gave Deng the following diagnosis: “The left external ear canal and tympanic membrane were congested and bloodstained, and the eardrum was perforated.”
Deng, who now has to undergo tympanic repair surgery to try and repair his eardrum, has lost hearing by about 30 decibels.
Sanitation officers went to inspect the house and reportedly found dead cockroaches on the floor, later determining that the building did not meet health standards.
One health official said that the accommodation did not have a business license and recommended renters to always choose establishments with a license and health standards.
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