If you have been repeatedly exposed to loud noise without adequate hearing protection your hearing may have been permanently damaged. If you develop a noise induced hearing loss you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
You might find it difficult to make out speech particularly if there is a lot of background noise, or be unable to join in group conversations. You may not be able to hear a whisper and loud noises may become painful. Perhaps you have difficulty hearing the telephone or have to turn up the volume on the television.
Excessive noise can also result in a condition called tinnitus which is a ringing, buzzing or whining noise in the ears.
Often people do not notice a particular problem with their hearing until several years after they stopped working in a noisy environment. This is because hearing tends to gradually worsen as we get older. If you think that you may have hearing loss caused by a job you did, we can arrange a hearing test for you.
If you have been diagnosed with industrial deafness (often called Noise Induced Hearing Loss), Sunderland Personal Injury Solicitors Treanors can help with your deafness compensation claim. We have made many successful industrial deafness compensation claims for clients in Sunderland, Newcastle, Washington and throughout Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham, Cleveland and Northumberland. Get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors for more advice.
We can help you claim
- Compensation for your deafness and/or tinnitus
- Wage loss
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses such as the cost of hearing aids
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