Журнал фонетики и аудиологии

Журнал фонетики и аудиологии
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ISSN: 2471-9455


Concussion and Associated Hearing Loss in a Cricket Player: A Single Case Study

AK Nithin*, Sherin Sara Johnson Swati, Fashna Mustafa

Background: A concussion is a mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. The primary injury in a mild concussion is a contusion (bruising) of the brain. But in moderate to severe cases, hemorrhaging (bleeding) of the brain can also occur. The most common causes of concussions are sports injuries, bicycle and car accidents, and falls. The aim of the present study was to use behavioral and electrophysiological assessments to analyse the connection between hearing loss and traumatic brain injury.

Casereport: The current study describes a 27-year-old male cricket player brought to the department with complaint of bilateral hearing loss with no other ontological symptoms. History from the patient stated a hit on the right side of the head while wrestling two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the patient had no hearing problems before the insult.

Conclusion: The patient presented in this case study had gone through multiple tests including Behavioral, Physiological and Electrophysiological evaluation. All the evaluation leads to the conclusion that TBI does have an effect on the auditory system and can lead to hearing loss. The present study highlighted the specific impacts of the TBI on auditory function and therefore, the importance of receiving a full audiological assessment post TBI.