Statistics provided by the National Institutes of Health demonstrate that one-third of all adults between 65 and 75 experience a loss of hearing.
Hearing loss is common in all individuals and is something that tends to worsen with age. Of course, it can affect even young individuals under certain circumstances. When an individual loses this sense it can affect many aspects of their daily life, which can completely alter a person’s livelihood.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our personal injury attorneys have sympathy for those individuals who have lost their hearing due to the negligent actions of another individual. We believe that if you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s negligent actions, the victim could be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages.
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The Common Causes Of Hearing Loss
Loss of hearing as a person ages is common. Many doctors believe that heredity and excessive exposure to loud noises are large contributing factors to this hearing loss over time. Unfortunately, these losses cannot be regained without assistance, such as seeking the assistance of a hearing specialist.
Some causes of hearing loss include:
- Certain medications
- Ear infections
- Ear wax buildup
- Loud noise exposure
- Occupational hazards
- Trauma to the inner ear
If you are suffering from loss of hearing due to the negligent actions of another individual or entity, our attorneys advise seeking the attention of a medical professional or hearing specialist. This will not only help you further down the road, but will also provide you with necessary documents our lawyers can use against these negligent individuals or entities.
The Most Frequent Symptoms Of Hearing Loss
Many times, individuals will not recognize that they have a loss of hearing until a friend or family member notices it. Thus, there are several types of hearing loss self tests available for individuals to take. It is also advised to recognize some of the basic symptoms of hearing loss to assist in discovering if hearing loss is present.
Some symptoms of hearing loss include:
- Avoiding conversations
- Avoiding social interactions
- Buzzing in the ear
- Difficulty understanding words
- Ear irritation
- Ear itching
- Ear pain
- Fluid or pus leakage
- Hissing in the ear
- Muffled noises
- Ringing in the ear
- Roaring in the ear
- Vertigo caused by certain diseases
Any of these symptoms could mean that an individual is suffering from loss of hearing. Our attorneys advise these individuals to seek the attention of a hearing specialist to further assist them with their hearing problems.
Treatment Of Hearing Loss
When treating hearing loss it will typically depend on the original cause of the loss of hearing. As with permanent hearing loss treatment could include using hearing devices or implants, rather than medications used to cure hearing loss associated with certain diseases.
Some treatments for hearing loss include:
- Assistive listening devices
- Cochlear implant
- Ear was removal
- Hearing aids
As there are several forms of treatment options available, our attorneys suggest speaking with your physician about your hearing loss to determine the cause of your hearing loss and the correct treatment path.
Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Our team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands how much of a struggle it is to perform everyday activities with loss of hearing and believe that if it was caused by another individual, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation benefits for these losses. With a proven track record of obtaining the MAXIMUM compensation benefits for our clients, we are proud to offer our services to all those in need.
Obtain more information about our law firm by calling us at 800-PERKINS, or 203-397-1283outside of the state. Furthermore, our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that our services are free until a successful verdict or settlement has been made and you get paid.
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