By Grace Hancock
If someone else’s negligent behavior results in you having acoustic trauma, then you may be entitled to compensation. Here, we take a look at acoustic trauma: what it is, common signs and symptoms, and how a personal injury attorney can help you get compensation for your injury.
What Is Acoustic Trauma?
Acoustic trauma results from injury to the hearing mechanisms of the inner ear. Exposure to high-decibel noise is the most common cause of such trauma. In a personal injury accident, acoustic trauma may be caused by a head, neck, or traumatic brain injury.
If you suffer and are treated for an ear injury, then your doctor may have mentioned the organ of Corti. The organ of Corti is a hearing mechanism in the inner ear and when it comes to hearing loss, damage to this organ is the most common culprit.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Acoustic Trauma
Common signs and symptoms of acoustic trauma include:
- Ringing in the ears; or tinnitus
- Sporadic, gradual, or complete hearing loss
If you suffer from acute acoustic trauma, then you will experience symptoms immediately following the inciting incident.
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, then contact an Ears, Nose, and Throat specialist. An ENT doctor will be able to assess your condition and tell you how to best treat your symptoms.
When Your Acoustic Injury Results in Permanent Trauma
Acoustic trauma is a common type of traumatic injury. If the acoustic trauma results in permanent damage, then it is categorized as a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries require life-long medical care. And, they affect not only a person’s physicality but also their psyche and other areas of their lives.
If you are suffering from a catastrophic injury, then you deserve to focus on your health and not be overwhelmed with mounting bills. By hiring a personal injury attorney, you can let them worry about any bills so that you can take care of yourself. You focus on getting better and we’ll take care of everything else.
In the case that the trauma to your inner ear is permanent, you may benefit from wearing ear protection around loud sounds to keep any hearing loss from progressing. If you have trouble paying for medical care or medical equipment, then a personal injury attorney may be able to help you.
Contact a Tampa Hearing Loss Attorney Today
When an accident leaves you with an acoustic injury, you need a Tampa personal injury attorney on your side. Hancock Injury Attorneys is here for you! We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay us unless we win your case.
We have office locations in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and Spring Hill. Also, we serve communities all throughout the Tampa Bay area. So, if someone else’s negligence causes you injury in one of these locations, then contact us online or call us at (813) 915-1110 to schedule your free case consultation today. Our phone lines are open 24/7, meaning we have someone on standby to answer your call at any time.