Teen Punished For Using Phone, Left With Painful Permanent Damage

A teenage girl's life was forever changed after her friend's stepfather blew an airhorn in her face for using her phone at the dinner table. The punishment caused permanent neurological damage and she now suffers from a rare condition called hyperacusis, which makes even everyday noises excruciatingly painful. She is now home-schooled and unable to attend public school or participate in social events. Despite the severity of the situation, the girl and her mother have chosen not to pursue legal action and instead focus on forgiveness. The article warns against using airhorns as punishment and emphasizes the importance of discussion over startling or humiliating discipline methods.

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