Retired NFL players may be at risk for permanent hearing loss and tinnitus, according to John Leonetti, M.D., an ear surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center. Many NFL players suffer one or more concussions during their careers. And Leonetti notes that such blunt head trauma has been associated with hearing loss and tinnitus (chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears). As we approach Superbowl Sunday this weekend, we highlight the growing concern about the correlation between head injuries, tinnitus and auditory damage.
ScienceDaily Press Release - 7/7/2014