Symptoms and Treatment of Tinnitus Following a Car Accident


March 02, 2019

Tinnitus is a common injury from car accidents that affects people’s ears and hearing. Though it might seem like an annoying issue you have to learn to live with, tinnitus can be indicative of a far more serious injury.

Tinnitus is usually characterized by noises in the ear or ears, such as whistling or ringing. It can occur in conjunction with hearing loss and could indicate that a serious head or ear injury has occurred. Symptoms of tinnitus and ear injuries from a car accident can include:

  • Ringing or other similar noises in the ears
  • Buzzing or clicking noises in the ears
  • Itching of the ears
  • Pain in the ears
  • Fluid leaking from the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Headaches

Tinnitus and ear injuries can also lead to subsequent complications, like anxiety, difficulty concentrating, loss of sleep, and fatigue. People who are dealing with the constant disturbance or tinnitus often see the condition spreading to other parts of their lives and affecting their quality of life. 

In particular, if you are experiencing symptoms of tinnitus, you need to look for other symptoms associated with head and brain injuries. These can include severe headaches, cognitive, emotional, sensory, or motor impairment, headaches, facial drooping, slurred speech and other neurological symptoms. 

Treatment for tinnitus will vary from patient to patient. After seeing a doctor, you might have treatment options like hearing aids, sound therapy, and medications. Your doctor will also want to perform exams to rule out or address potential brain injuries. 

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Source:https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/science-july-dec13-tinnitus_11-06

Category: Auto Accidents

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