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themotivator1 posted:
So exactly what types of injuries in the head would cause hearing loss and tinnitus. I have been asked the question if I ever had head injuries. I have had many. Would a head injury block the sounds from the ear to the brain? if so then can hearing
be restored?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Concussions can do it. Direct blows to the ear where the eardrum was ruptured can do it. Acoustic trauma (loud noices or explosions) can cause considerable damage.

Hearing loss can be very complex. It can occur from middle ear trauma involving those tiny ear bones, inner ear disorders, and even central (brain) causes. Often, a specialist can get a clue to source of the hearing loss by looking at the audiogram and their physical examination findings. Sometimes, a cause is never found.

Restoration of the hearing would depend on the TYPE of hearing loss and the cause. Some can be improved; some cannot, unfortunately.

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