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11th Aug '16 9:50:20 PM PaulA
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* Averted in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]''. Aral and Kou are both temporarily deafened after a near miss from a grenade in an assassination attempt.

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* Averted in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]''.novel ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}''. Aral and Kou are both temporarily deafened after a near miss from a grenade in an assassination attempt.
1st Aug '16 11:49:16 PM Pallo
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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophete]]''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.

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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophete]]''.Prophète]]''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.
1st Aug '16 11:47:45 PM Pallo
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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''Film/UnProphete''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.

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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''Film/UnProphete''.''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophete]]''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.
12th Jul '16 2:01:44 PM MrDeath
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** It's a common fan theory that an aversion of this trope would explain just why [[BehindTheBlack zombies keep managing to sneak up on the main characters]] and why two of the most successful zombie-slayers are the ones who use silent weapons (Michonne with her katana and Daryl with his crossbow).
18th May '16 12:36:30 PM DavidDelony
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* Locomotives in the U.S. use loud air horns which most places require engineers to blow when they go over crossings as well as emergency situations. While most modern horns are mounted toward the middle of the locomotive, in the past, they were mounted right above the cab. Since most cabs lacked air conditioning, the windows were left open. Naturally, a lot of old engineers have some degree of hearing loss. Nowadays, cabs are insulated and air conditioned. Hearing protection is also mandatory when the cab window is open.
1st May '16 9:31:04 AM Ashenphoenix
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** PlayedWith throughout the series. Andrea [[spoiler: has to shoot her turned-sister at point-blank range?]] No hearing problems, but in a later season [[spoiler: Rick warns Carl and Michonne to cover their ears when he has to shoot a walker through an open car window, where he and the others are inside said car]], showing at least awareness of this trope from time to time.
24th Apr '16 3:48:35 PM PixelKnight
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* Parodied in the {{Machinima}} series ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', in which the titular character fires a gun in an air vent and promptly receives massive pain and a high pitched keeling, followed by him whining about how he's going to end up deaf at this rate.

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* Parodied Averted and quickly lampshaded in the {{Machinima}} series ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', in which the titular character fires a gun in an air vent and promptly receives massive pain and a high pitched keeling, followed by him whining about how he's going to end up deaf at this rate.
29th Mar '16 9:57:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Somewhat averted in ''Film/UnderSiege''. Gunfights never cause an issue, but when Tommy Lee Jones' character is walking on the deck of the ship when the heroes fire off a 16 inch main gun, he is shown to be deafened and in pain for a few minutes.

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* Somewhat averted in ''Film/UnderSiege''. Gunfights never cause an issue, but when Tommy Lee Jones' character is walking on the deck of the ship when the heroes fire off a 16 inch main gun, he is shown to be deafened and in pain for a few minutes.
29th Mar '16 9:57:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** Played ludicrously straight in ''Film/DoubleJeopardy'', when the protagonist fires a gun ''twice'' while trapped inside a coffin and shows no ill effects other than briefly wincing in pain, even though in real life, she would have been deafened by the noise.

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** * Played ludicrously straight in ''Film/DoubleJeopardy'', when the protagonist fires a gun ''twice'' while trapped inside a coffin and shows no ill effects other than briefly wincing in pain, even though in real life, she would have been deafened by the noise.
29th Mar '16 9:51:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SplitSecond'': Stone fires his HandCannon six inches from Durkin's face to shoot at a giant rat behind him. He's not half-deaf afterwards.
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