Hit My Head in the Wall. Damage to Inner Ear?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hannes Alm, Apr 4, 2019.

    1. Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi!

      I was just about to lean back with my head to rest against the wall, when I accidentally hit it with the back of my head. It wasn’t hard at all, it hurt just a little. I now feel dizzy but don’t feel ill.

      Is there a possibility that I have damaged my inner ear in some way? Or are we talking serious injuries that will affect the inner ear?
       
    2. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I highly highly highly doubt you caused any seriousness injury to the inner ear. Seeing that you didn’t hit it hard and the fact that you didn’t even hit your ear, I would say you are fine.

      If you feel dizzy, that may be something else entirely nothing related to the inner ear.

      Perhaps talk to a doctor?
       
    3. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      We can't answer these medical questions, but imo that seems unlikely I would not be paranoid.
       
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    4. Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

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      AUTHOR
      Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      No not what I can notice. Didn’t feel any hearing loss or specific tinnitus spike.
       
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      Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Ok, I don’t know if I’m supposed to be paranoid or not.
       
    7. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      here
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      it started.
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      hearing loss
      No don't, just relax as well as you can.
       
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      Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes will do. But is it necessary to visit an ENT to check my hearing? I did a check at Tuesday which showed no hearing loss. And I will need to wait 2-3 weeks for next appointment.
       
    9. dellwas

      dellwas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussion or ETD
      I'd be going to emergency at the very least if it was me. Dizziness can indicate issues such as concusssion or BPPV, no matter how slight.
       
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    10. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Very unlikely.

      I hit my head pretty hard two weeks ago. I was standing up and hit the top of my forehead on a large metal flange. I had hearing plugs in at the time and it sounded very loud. It cut me and dazed me, lots of blood and left me light headed for an hour or two. No negative impact on my tinnitus. Now if you have a severe TBI, then sure it can.

      That being said, if the dizziness persists, see a doctor.
       
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      Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Well I guess a small bump into the wall won’t cause a serious TBI. But perhaps cause a very tiny one? In that case if it is a small concussion, could that still damage the inner ear? Affect hearing and tinnitus?
       
    12. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      No, very unlikely. The inner ear is protected by bone.
       

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