Some facts about concussions
- A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. A concussion can also be caused by violent movement or jarring of the head or neck, or because of a sound blast, in which the pressure of the noise is so loud that it causes brain damage.
- The primary injury in a mild concussion is a contusion (bruising) of the brain. But in moderate to severe cases, hemorrhaging (bleeding) of the brain can also occur.
- The most common causes of concussions are sports injuries, bicycle and car accidents, and falls.
- People who have already sustained one concussion tend to be more susceptible to having another.
- Although a concussion is not a life-threatening injury and people generally recover quickly, it can cause serious symptoms, including hearing loss and dizziness.
- Traumatic brain injury can result in a variety of problems related to the ear, including hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, and tinnitus.
- In the event of serious head trauma, the parts of the brain responsible for processing may also be disrupted.
- Assessing, treating, and rehabilitating patients with TBI-related hearing loss is a complex process, but an important one. It will take time and will require help from audiologists as well as other healthcare professionals.
- If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury and you are concerned, the first step is making an appointment for a diagnostic assessment
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