The cochlear is the part of the inner ear that converts vibrations into nerve impulses. It is a small conical shaped structure that closely resembles the shell of a snail. A cochlear concussion occurs from a blow to the head which is not severe enough to cause a fracture but hard enough to cause either a mild or total hearing loss. A cochlear concussion occurs because the blow tears the membranous labyrinth in the ear.
It can so happen that you were involved in a fight and after a blow was delivered to the side of your head, you end up suffering from cochlear concussion. You may not have immediate symptoms from the blow but after a while you might start suffering from vertigo and / or hearing a ringing sound in your ear. If this happens, you would have to go to a specialist to seek help and all this costs money.
That is why if you are suffering from cochlear concussion, you should hire the services of an experienced lawyer who can help you get the compensation to help you pay for all your medical expenses.
There can be occasions when the cochlear concussion heals by itself without any medication or help from a specialist. However, on other occasions you might have to undergo treatment till the concussion heals and then consult an otologist to check the extent of the damage.
If you are suffering from cochlear concussion you will show symptoms like headache, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, hearing problems and concentration lapses. Both cochlear concussion and cerebral concussion have similar symptoms. This is what makes it difficult to diagnose. However, advancements in medical science have made it possible for doctors to use a combination of historical data, physical examination, postural sway analysis, vestibular ocular reflex testing, audio-vestibular testing and CT scan to detect cochlear concussion.