Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP

Representing Plaintiffs Since 1926

Call To Speak With An Attorney 800-689-7066

How can a concussion cause hearing loss?

You may think the biggest concern when you get a concussion is the chance of a brain injury, but that is not all that could result. According to Everyday Health, there is also the possibility of temporary and permanent hearing loss. You could also have hearing damage that makes it hard to hear, causes tinnitus or leads to other hearing issues that affect your daily life.

The ear is a fairly fragile structure. You have very small bones within your ear that could suffer when you get a concussion. If these bones break or dislocate, it affects your hearing. In addition, when you get a concussion, it could damage the auditory pathway that goes to your brain and enables the signals that allow you to hear. Your eardrum may rupture, which could cause short- or long-term issues. In addition, the cochlear nerve or various parts of the inner ear may suffer damage that is irreversible.

Typically, a concussion occurs due to a hard hit to the head. If this is what causes your concussion, then you should pay attention to your hearing. This is especially true if the blow to your head was near one of your ears. You should get your hearing and your ear's inner structures checked for damage.

You may be more focused on your head injury after a concussion and not completely aware of a hearing issue right away unless you suffer severe hearing loss. That is why you should be aware that a concussion may be coupled with hearing loss and get completely checked out after your incident. This information is for education. It is not legal advice.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Schedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

OUR LOCATIONS

350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 4th Floor Oakland, CA 94612 Oakland Law Office Map

700 North Brand Blvd. Suite 860 Glendale, CA 91203 Map & Directions