Published: Feb. 15, 2010
Updated: Feb. 15, 2010
Head injuries can cause hearing loss for several reasons. Injury to the ear drum or ossicles (hearing bones) can occur after a significant head trauma. This will prevent sound from traveling appropriately to the inner ear.
Head trauma can also damage the inner ear or hearing nerve causing hearing loss.
Duke University Hospital is a Level 1 trauma center for North Carolina. Our doctors, nurses, and surgeons have extensive experience treating patients with head injuries.