After suffering a head injury, a Delaware victim may struggle with various consequences that could have long-term effects. Brain injuries can cause a range of problems, including memory loss, headaches, difficulty with everyday functions and much more. The severity of the effects depends on the location and force of impact on the head. In some cases, a traumatic brain injury can trigger auditory problems, including hearing loss and more.
TBIs and Hearing Issues
Every TBI is different, but some victims are left struggling with various types of hearing problems that can make everyday life difficult. Some auditory problems that may develop after suffering a TBI include:
- Partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears
- Sensitivity to noise or decreased tolerance to specific sounds
- Ringing in the ears
- Auditory processing problems, which includes struggling to understand speech
- Aural fullness, which is the feeling of ears not being able to pop
While any type of injury could impact hearing, this is especially common after a victim suffers a direct blow to the ear or near the ear. This is known as acoustic trauma.
The Rights Of Victims
If a victim is suffering from auditory problems and other implications of a TBI after an accident, he or she does not have to suffer alone. Accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person could be grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim. Compensation sought through the Delaware civil justice system may allow a victim to recoup his or her financial losses and address other damages as well.