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Hearing Loss Attorney for Injuries to the Ear 

Many people don’t realize that hearing loss is a common injury suffered by accident victims until it happens to them. Whether temporary or permanent, partial or total, damage to your hearing can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you have suffered hearing loss as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A hearing loss lawyer from Banafshe Law Firm, PC can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options. 

Man with hearing loss gets hearing aid inserted into ear

Accidents That Can Cause Hearing Loss

Accidents that involve a sudden blow or jolt to the head can result in hearing loss. Here are some examples of accidents that commonly result in hearing loss:

Airbags and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is common in car accidents due to airbag deployments, which produces a sound that is greater than a shotgun blast or jet engine at take-off. Regardless of what type of accident you have suffered, an experienced hearing loss attorney will be able to help you get whatever compensation you may be entitled to. 

Symptoms of Ear Trauma and Hearing Loss

Many people who suffer hearing loss do not experience a total loss of hearing, and as a result, may not recognize the injury right away. If you experience any of the following symptoms following an accident, it is critical that you seek immediate medical attention:

  • Muffled hearing
  • Intermittent or continuous Hissing, roaring, whistling, ringing, or buzzing in one or both ears (tinnitus)
  • Fluid leaking from the ears
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Ear pain, itching, or irritation

If you find yourself having difficulty hearing people speaking to you or find yourself turning up the volume on the television or radio, there is a good chance that you have suffered some type of hearing loss injury. A hearing loss attorney can determine whether you may be entitled to compensation.   

Types of Hearing Loss Injuries

There are two main types of hearing loss injuries: 

  1. Conductive hearing loss - This is caused by damage to the external or middle ear that blocks the sound waves from reaching the inner ear. Sounds often sound faint, muffled, or otherwise distorted when someone has suffered a conductive hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss can be caused by things such as car accidents or falls as well as result from sudden exposure to excessive noise such as an explosion. 
  2. Sensorineural hearing loss - This occurs when there is no damage to the ear itself. Instead, there is damage to the nerves or the innermost part of the ear, meaning that the brain cannot properly interpret sounds. Sensorineural hearing loss is often associated with aging or prolonged exposure to excessive noise, but can also be symptomatic of a traumatic brain injury

Hearing loss can be a very serious injury that can change your life forever. If you’re experiencing any hearing loss following an accident, we recommend that you speak with a hearing loss attorney as soon as possible. 

Speak with a Hearing Loss Attorney at Banafshe Law Firm, PC

Hearing loss can affect your ability to work, provide for your family, or simply enjoy your daily life. If you have suffered a hearing loss due to someone else’s negligence, an ear trauma lawyer can help - contact us today at 800-789-8840 to schedule a free consultation.