It's common to experience hearing issues when suffering from a traumatic brain injury as well. Tinnitus is a constant ringing sound in the ears, and along with the ringing, it's common for individuals to experience a decrease in their hearing or to lose their hearing altogether. Frequently, they don't realize they are losing their hearing and simply believe the ringing is drowning out all other sounds. When an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury, it's also common for them to have increased sensitivity to noise. They might not be able to tolerate sounds they never had a problem with in the past.
Tinnitus is often associated with loud noises. Individuals involved in explosions or returning from concerts report ringing in the ears. But if the ringing is not related to a loud sound, and the ringing began after a head injury, it could be a serious sign an individual has suffered a traumatic brain injury.
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