Montevideo, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Antonio Paz, described here as improbable the arguments offered by the United States government regarding alleged sonic attacks against its staff. In an interview with Prensa Latina, the second degree specialist of that discipline, considered as totally incongruous what was raised by science and the arguments expressed by the American authorities.
‘There is no way to justify what they pose with what has been studied from a scientific point of view,’ he said.
Paz, who traveled to Uruguay to participate in the 4th Course of the Pan American Association of Otorhinolaryngology in Punta del Este, said that the team of Cuban experts studied the issue ‘in depth to clarify the problem in detail.’
He explained that from the moment the facts were known a team of otorhinolaryngologists in Cuba began to inquire about the alleged sonic attacks on US diplomatic personnel in Havana. The holder of a master’s degree in infectious diseases said that so far they have had ‘no objective information’ that can give truthfulness to facts such as audiometry, medical summaries, ages,’we have only had a general brief summary of everything,’ he said.
Paz, who is part of the Cuban research team, said that North Americans complained mainly about feelings of oppression, ringing in the ears, vertigo, tinnitus (perceiving a sound that does not exist in the environment), and in some cases even concussion.
He explained that from the point of view of his specialty, the analyses are contradictory because these alleged attacks were reported inside their homes (private rooms) and no one else had that affectation, which means that they were individual attacks.
If we analyze it by the laws of physics and audiology ‘we cannot say it is truth or give an explanation to this matter’ because to produce a sound that causes damage to a single person, without affecting those around, ‘is impossible, and even more if you are inside a room with walls.’
He said that the team that studied this in Cuba, also composed by sound physicists, found no explanation for the alleged attack.