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World Cup Spot: Medics diagnose first vuvuzela victim

Football fan Sven Wipperfurth has become the first official vuvuzela victim, say medics

Doctors have diagnosed Sven, 27, of Rommerskirchen, Germany, as having severe tinnitus after he was blasted in the ear at point blank range by one of the horns during his country's 4-0 victory over Australia.

Sven, now on sick leave, explained: "We were watching it on TV and then suddenly someone let rip with an ear splitting blast right next to me.

"It was so loud that I passed out. When I came round I couldn't hear properly in one ear - it was just a permanent ringing."

Now fans in Germany have been given the option by BskyB bosses to select a special filter to remove the blaring drone of vuvuzelas from their World Cup coverage.

A test by local media described the results as "impressive".

And internet antivuvuzelafilter.com has designed an independent filter for just 3 GBP which they claim can remove the sound of the horns from all commentary.

German Herald

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