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Industrial Deafness

Hearing loss or difficulties due to increase in age is quite a common thing and is known as presbyacusis. However, human ear has a certain limit to which it can endure loud noises; anything louder will surely have its negative effects. Hearing problems are often noticed due to exposure to loud noises at the workplace. This may lead to industrial Deafness like temporary hearing loss, permanent hearing loss, acoustic trauma, and tinnitus. While temporary hearing loss can be recovered from after a few hours of being in a noise-free environment, but if the ear is constantly exposed to extremely loud voices, this temporary hearing loss might become a permanent hearing loss soon.  Hearing a sudden loud noise such as an explosion or gunfire at the workplace might also lead to damage to the physical structure of the ear, perforated eardrum along with the hearing loss. Also, it is irreversible in almost all the cases. Last but not least, tinnitus involves hearing different kind of noises in ears like buzzing, whistling, hissing, roaring and ringing. While tinnitus is generally temporary, at times it can be permanent as well.

However, it is the duty of the employer to provide appropriate equipments to its employees or workers so as to protect them from any such hearing impairment, but in case he doesn’t and this negligence leads to any damage to any employee’s health or well-being, employee then has all the rights to ask for a compensation claim any such industrial injuries and illnesses.  

An employee can also seek professional help to assist him with the case and get the right amount of compensation for the industrial deafness. There are absolutely no costs involved in availing the services of personal injury solicitors. These can be accessed online where you can find the best solicitors to file a claim for any of the industrial injuries and illnesses that might have harmed you due to unsafe working conditions. So, in order to avoid paying for any such claims, it is always better for the employers to take care of the well-being of its workers and that they are working in a healthy workplace.  Audiometry tests can be conducted to see if a person has any hearing impairment. The compensation is then paid for according to the seriousness of the damage that has been caused and the consequences that it has lead to in future in financial matters and other such things.

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