• Vol. 38 No. 11, 1017–1018
  • 15 November 2009

Traumatic Head Injury with Contralateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss



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Hearing loss is a known outcome following head injury. Ipsilateral transverse type of temporal bone fracture is commonly associated with sensorineural hearing loss. Labyrinthine concussion is believed to be the mechanism of contralateral profound deafness. Our cases illustrate patients who sustained extradural haemorrhage following a motor vehicle accident with profound sensorineural deafness on the opposite ear.

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