Living with TBI: What is TBI?

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are a type of brain injury and can be the result of a bump, blow or jolt to the head.

TBIs can cause a variety of temporary or permanent symptoms depending on the area impacted, age of onset and severity of the impact to the brain.

People from all walks of life can sustain a TBI; however, children under the age of four, people 15-24 years old and adults over the age of 65 are especially susceptible to brain injuries from falls, sports-related injuries and car accidents.

Common symptoms of TBI can include:

  • Trouble with memory or concentration
  • Headaches
  • Behavioral changes
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Impaired vision or hearing
  • Loss of motor function

Do you have a TBI or would like more information on resources available to people with TBI? Visit our "Do you have a TBI?" webpage.