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Could a car accident cause hearing loss?

A motor vehicle accident has the potential to leave an Arizona victim with various long-term consequences and physical damage. Traumatic brain injuries are common in these types of incidents, and an individual could suffer various effects that can range from headaches to permanent brain damage. Depending on the location and force of the impact, it is possible a head injury could also cause hearing loss and auditory issues that may be permanent.  

Hearing problems after a head injury 

direct hit to the ear or near the ear is called acoustic trauma, and it can result in a range of side effects. Some of the most common results of acoustic trauma include: 

  • Constant ringing in the ears 
  • Hearing loss in one or both ears 
  • Feeling that the ears cannot pop 
  • Sensitivity to certain noises 
  • Intolerance of noises over a certain volume 
  • Struggling to understand speech 

Auditory processing and hearing loss are surprising side effects of some types of head injuries. After a car accident, a victim may benefit from seeking a complete assessment of his or her injuries in order to understand the type of care required for a reasonable recovery. 

Holding responsible parties accountable 

After a car accident in Arizona, those who suffered injuries and harm may have grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim. Hearing loss and other types of injuries are only a few examples of how the negligence of another person can cause long-term damage. These cases are time sensitive, and it is beneficial to act quickly to seek an assessment of the accident to determine if there are grounds for a civil claim. 

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