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Hearing impairments, including tinnitus and full or partial hearing loss, can result from a wide variety of factors. Perhaps even more so than the rest of our bodies, the ears are extremely fragile, and everything from traumatic head injuries to loud noises can cause damage with wide-ranging effects.
In addition to hearing loss and ringing in the ears, individuals who experience hearing impairments will often experience loss of balance, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), pain and other effects. Some may be short-term, others may be long-term, but they can all lead to expensive medical bills and other financial and non-financial consequences. At Levine Law, we provide compassionate and experienced legal representation for individuals suffering from hearing impairments. We have recovered millions for our clients, and if you are entitled to compensation for your hearing impairment, we will do what it takes to maximize your financial recovery.
Traumatic Causes of Hearing Impairments
While hearing impairments can result under almost any circumstances, there are three primary type of causes that can entitle victims to seek financial compensation. These are:
1. Hearing Impairments from Ear Injuries
Ear injuries resulting from head trauma are among the most-common causes of hearing impairments. Blunt force and penetrating traumas can cause damage to the structure of the ear canal, middle ear or inner ear and prevent the hearing system from operating as normal.
2. Prolonged Exposure to Loud Noise
Prolonged exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing impairments as well. This form of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) results from damage to the structure of the inner ear, and is most common in commercial, construction and industrial work environments. However, even the sound of a lawn mower or listening to music that is too loud can lead to hearing impairments over prolonged periods of time.
3. Sudden Exposure to Damaging Noise
Sudden exposure to a loud noise (referred to as an "impulse" sound) is another form of NIHL. Airbags deploying, gunshots, sirens, firecrackers, explosions and other sudden events involving loud sounds (typically over 85 decibels) can all cause short-term and permanent hearing impairments.
Were You Injured in an Accident?
If your hearing was impaired as a result of an accident – such as a vehicle collision, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident – the party that was at fault in the accident may be fully-responsible for your accident-related losses. This includes not only your medical bills (past and future), but also your loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship and support, loss of enjoyment of life, and other financial and non-financial harm.
Were You Injured on the Job?
If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Depending on what caused your hearing impairment, you could also be entitled to full compensation from the at-fault party. When you contact us about your case, we will make sure we fully understand what happened so that we can seek maximum compensation for your losses.
Contact Our Denver Injury Law Firm for a Free Consultation Today
To learn more about how our injury law firm in Denver can help you seek just compensation for your hearing impairment, contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. We are available 24/7 and there are no fees unless we win, so call (303) 333-8000 or get in touch online now.