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Right ear hissing

Joao Carlos Araujo was just 34 when he died in hospital in Ireland in July 2016 from a massive nosebleed.

A doctor who attended him told the inquest, which has just ended, that she had “never seen anything this extreme…it was torrential, like turning on a tap.”

Araujo, from Portugal, reported hearing a hissing sound in his right ear before the bleeding started.

The cause was a burst artery at the back of his nose.

Picture source: I Welleschik