A sensory loss injury is a dysfunction in the sensation process that can be caused by ineffective receptors, nerve damage or brain damage. A traumatic eye injury can cause varying degrees of vision loss due to trauma. A penetrating injury such as a laceration or a blunt force injury to the eye can cause temporary or permanent damage to eyesight.
Hearing loss can vary from full deafness to a partial inability to hear all or some frequencies of sound. Unilateral hearing loss is most often linked to trauma. People who have suffered a head or neck injury may also have an abnormal condition called “tinnitus” which can sound like a low roar or a high pitched ring in either ear, sometimes both. Another example of post-traumatic hearing loss is dizziness or vertigo.
Anosima or a loss of smell is often a result of a significant brain injury. A person’s sense of smell is typically related to damage to the nasal passages, a shearing injury to the olfactory nerve or an injury to the front temporal regions of the brain. Olfactory dysfunction also affects the ability to taste. The risks associated with anosmia are the inability to detect rotten or spoiled food and an inability to detect a gas leak or toxic fumes. The psychological impact can cause depression, personality changes and a loss of interest in activities that once provided pleasure.
If you or a loved one has experienced a sensory loss injury you must learn more about your legal rights to receive compensation which you are entitled to if your injury is due to a negligent party. Give one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at Kabateck LLP a call today to learn more about recovering damages and to explore your options. We can help you achieve the maximum compensation for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered.