What's in a kiss?

That's what a Hicksville, N.Y. mother would like to know after her young daughter kissed her ear and left her deaf,Newsday reported.

When Gail Schwartzman's daughter, who is now 6, kissed Schwartzman's ear, it wasn't the sound that damaged her hearing, it was the suction force, which displaced the eardrum and paralyzed a trio of bones.

The incident happened two years ago, but it will be the subject of an upcoming medical journal report, which outlines "the kiss of deaf."