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Concussion

Post Concussion Evaluation & Treatment

Suffering a concussion can often result in issues with the auditory and vestibular systems and their related reflexes. Symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, imbalance, difficulty reading, double vision, frequent falls, tinnitus, motion sensitivity, hearing loss, or pressure in the ears may occur. Hearing and Balance Specialists is one of the the areas experts in concussion related issues to the auditory and vestibular systems. Our interdisciplinary providers specialize in traumatic brain injuries with goal of improving quality of life and returning to work, school, or play.

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Up to

80%

of patients may experience dizziness or balance issues following a concussion. 

source: Military Health System

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Tinnitus & Sound Sensitivity

Patients reporting tinnitus and sound sensitivity are often limited in their daily activities and may also report sleep disturbance, as well as anxiety/depression. Fortunately, there are various ways tinnitus and sound sensitivity after head injury can be successfully managed. Following a thorough diagnostic audiological evaluation with tinnitus assessment, we can determine a specialized tinnitus/sound sensitivity management plan for each patient.

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Dizziness & Imbalance

Patients often describe vertigo, dizziness, or imbalance following a head injury. A thorough and specialized evaluation can help determine the cause of these symptoms.  By finding a proper diagnosis, our practice is also able to provide effective and successful treatment strategies.

Auditory Processing Disorders

Auditory processing skills are often altered following a head injurty. Individuals often experience difficulties processing speech, particularly speech in background noise, experiencing speech processing delay, and/or have to ask people to repeat what they say.

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Memory & Cognition

A cognitive communication evaluation and speech therapy may also be recommended to focus on attention, executive functioning (e.g. problem solving and making judgments), expressive language, and immediate and delayed memory.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can be utilized to assist with a number of common concussion symptoms. The physical therapists at Hearing & Balance Specialists will tailor their treatment to each patient’s specific deficits in cooperation with vestibular audiology testing and speech language pathology.

I was referred to Hearing & Balance Specialists by my physical therapist after ongoing problems following a concussion. The doctor I saw was very professional, kind and caring. After thorough testing, she explained my diagnosis and answered my questions. I’m hopeful that with the information she is sending to my neurologist I will be feeling better soon!
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