Skull fracture-deafness


Basal skull fracture suffered in a car wreck

Chizutere (not his real name) was injured in a car wreck, and suffered a basal skull fracture which caused hearing loss, headache, and high spiking fever.  Through the fracture line, organisms from his external ear had entered his spinal fluid and produced meningitis.  Only because a big city hospital was available, Chizutere is ucky to have recovered, yet his hearing did not and he is permanently deaf.