Ear / June 30, 2022
By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Alexander Goldin, M.D.
Long term effects of concussions has recently gained global attention. From sports injuries, vehicle accidents, or elderly falls; a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can have long term effects. The CDC defines a TBI as “a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” While a mild TBI may not be life-threatening, the longstanding effects can impact your daily life.
At the moment of impact, severe injuries should be assessed and managed by a physician right away. Once major injuries have been handled, an audiologist and ENT physician should be consulted. Post concussive patients often report processing speed is slower, hearing loss, tinnitus, sound tolerance issues, and balance problems. Surgery may be recommended by an ENT to correct any inner ear bone injuries or eardrum perforation.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described after a head injury, call our office to schedule your consult today. 847-685-1000.
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