Ears are complicated and susceptible to injuries in accidents. Sometimes ear injuries show few or no outward signs that indicate that anything is wrong. The symptoms of an ear injury can vary greatly depending on which part of the ear is injured.
The symptoms include dizziness, hearing loss, and sensitivity to sounds.
The inner ear is responsible for helping a person balance. If a person suffers injuries to his or her inner ear, then he or she might suffer symptoms including dizziness, blurred vision, neck pain, vertigo, and unsteadiness.
The temporal bone protects the ear. This bone is the firmest in the human body. If the temporal bone is broken in a severe accident, this can cause serious inner ear injuries. This can happen because of a sports injury orbecause of a vehicle collision.
The cochlea, which is crucial for proper hearing, is also located within the inner ear. The cochlea can be damaged from head trauma as well. When this happens,it can impact a person’s hearing and cause them to develop tinnitus, sensitivity to sounds or loss of hearing.
If this type of injury is the result of a severe head injury caused in a car crash, then the injured person could have the ability to collect compensation for their injuries. Depending on the facts of the case and the types of injuries received, monetary compensation for inner ear injuries can be in the hundreds of thousands.
Damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can also cause hearing and balance problems. This is another type of injury that can be caused bycar accidents.
If an injury from a car crash causes a person to suffer hearing damage, it is important for the victim to seek medical attention as well as legal advice.
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