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Posted 10/11/2017

Hearing Loss After an Accident

Hearing Loss After an Accident

When you think of accident injuries, hearing loss isn’t the first one that comes to mind. Hearing loss is usually associated with people who listen to music too loudly, or with someone who’s been near an explosion of some sort. At other times, it’s sometimes thought of as a genetic disorder. 

Most people don’t realize that it is possible to suffer hearing loss as a result of trauma to the head. Many types of accidents can cause an impact that leads to some degree of permanent hearing loss in one or both ears. 


Accidents Potentially Causing Hearing Loss

  • Car Accidents – Car accidents in which you suffered trauma to the head, especially on the side of the head, can result in hearing loss. Additionally, air bags inflate as a result of a tiny explosion that is extremely loud, potentially causing damage to the eardrums. 

  • Slip-and-Falls – Trauma to the head could be sustained in a bad fall and inflict ear damage in the process, such as a punctured eardrum. Sometimes the hole will heal—but many times it will not.

  • Falling Objects – Workplace accidents or construction accidents can cause objects to fall, striking the head. Also, loud noises at construction sites can damage the eardrums.

This list is in no way exhaustive. There are many ways that your hearing could be damaged in an accident, leaving you with permanent hearing loss or ringing in your ears (tinnitus).


Speak with a Sacramento Injury Attorney

Hearing loss is a life-altering condition, and if your accident was the result of another’s careless action, you could be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and your suffering. 

Call Crowell Law Offices at 916-303-2800, or visit our website for information on how you can be compensated for your hearing loss. 




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