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Orange County Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Injuries Can Devastate Your Life

Tinnitus, also called a constant ringing in the ears, is a uniquely devastating and life-altering condition. It can become all-consuming, distracting victims from their work, making it impossible to concentrate, and disrupting everyday activities such as conversation, listening to music or the simple act of trying to enjoy some peace and quiet. Over time it can cause psychological distress, due to the endless irritation of any number intermittent or continuous sounds:

  • high-pitched ringing
  • low, ceaseless roaring
  • incessant buzzing
  • tapping or tinkling sounds
  • relentless hissing
  • partial or total hearing loss
  • your own pulse (heartbeat)
  • sound of breathing amplified

For Debilitating Airbag Tinnitus, a Tough Ear Damage Injury Attorney Can Help

According to the Mayo Clinic, the medical cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage, when the tiny hairs deep inside the ear are broken or bent, causing electrical impulses to be randomly leaked into the brain in the form of sound. There are many medical or natural causes of tinnitus, from earwax blocking the ear canal to inner ear tumors to presbycusis (age-related hearing loss). But there are numerous environmental factors that can damage the ears enough to cause severe tinnitus, sentencing some victims to an existence filled with either non-stop noise or, eventually, no hearing at all. The Mayo Clinic cites many dangerous conditions, products and activities that can result in tinnitus, including:

  • loud airbag deployment boom
  • heavy equipment such as chainsaws
  • pneumatic tools, including nail-guns
  • roaring factory assembly line machines
  • MP3s and iPods with earbuds or headphones
  • ear-splitting live concerts
  • car accident head or neck injuries
  • dangerous medicines

A study conducted by the Michigan Ear Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University showed that tinnitus and hearing loss are the most common symptoms of airbag inflation injuries, with 85% of study subjects experiencing both. In addition to hearing problems, some tinnitus victims also suffer eardrum rupture, vertigo, and dizziness. Regardless of the cause of your tinnitus or hearing loss, we can fight for your rights and go after the negligent airbag manufacturer, product maker, distracted driver, even an employer who doesn't provide enough on-the-job ear-protection.

Don't Let Hearing Damage or Tinnitus Ruin Your Life-Call Us Today

Tinnitus can result in an inability to concentrate at work, psychological torment, emotional anxiety, stress and an overall negative impact on your quality of life. If you or a loved one is suffering from tinnitus, hearing damage, torn or burst eardrum due to someone else's negligence, call the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton in Orange County at (949) 757-0707 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We can help fight for your justice and hearing damage cases in the entire Southern California area, including Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach and Tustin.