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Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions About Concussion

A 2015 Harris Poll reports that nearly 90 percent of Americans surveyed cannot correctly define a concussion, and 78 percent of those polled did not know the symptoms of a concussion. Of parents who participated in the poll, 37 percent said they would not know what to do in the event their child sustained a concussion.

This brochure is designed to shed further light on concussion-related issues to help families, individuals, educators, health care professionals, and others to be more mindful of signs of a concussion, how to respond accordingly, and to identify resources to assist following a concussion. It can be purchased through the BIAA Online Marketplace.

Do you know the signs?

After a concussion signs and symptoms may not be readily apparent, and some may take days to appear. Watch for these general signs:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Appearing dazed
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Delayed response to questions
  • The person may or may not lose consciousness

For more information, visit our concussion information page.


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