The law is clear, employers must ensure that all work equipmemt and machines does not emit noise that can be dangerous to hearing. If employers are not able to reduce the noise levels they must provide suitable ear protection, guidance, training and job rotation to eliminate the dangers.

Some of the common industries where there us excessive noise exposure:

  • Steel works and Iron Foundaries
  • Coal Mining Industry (both underground and on the surface)
  • Sheet Metal Worls and Coach Builoding
  • Construction Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Food Proscessing Industry
  • Power Stations
  • Agriculture

The severity of Industrial Deafness / Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) can vary depending on the length and level of exposure suffered by the individual. Any occupation with exposure to loud noises on a continuous day-to-day basis can result in hearing loss due to nerve damage. Some people ar emore susceptible than others to hearing loss.

Even if you left your noisy employment many years ago it is still possible to succeed witha claim for compensation for noise induced hearing loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss is a problem that threatens over a million people in the UK. Around 170,000 people are believed to have already developed hearing loss as a result of their work but there may be many more that do not realise their hearing had been damaged or have yet to be diagnosed.

If you’ve been exposed to excessive levels of noise in your employment which may have damaged your hearing, you may be entitled to make a hearing loss claimContact Us now.

Further Reading

Hearing Loss Claims

Claims for Hearing Loss

Noise Induced Deafness

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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