Do you work in a noisy environment? Whether you’re in construction or entertainment, noise isn’t something you should ignore.
According to the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC), an estimated 900,000 to 1 million workers across the country have been exposed to dangerous noise levels.
This staggering statistic can have a serious effect on our nation’s workers, as overexposure to loud volumes can result in industrial hearing loss.
Do I have Industrial Hearing Loss?
You can do a simple self-assessment to figure out whether you could already have hearing loss. Are you…
Having problems following a conversation in a noisy environment?
Misunderstanding what people say, or think they are mumbling?
Being told that you turn the TV and radio up too loud?
If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, it could be time to take action. Fortunately, you can book an appointment at no cost with HEARINGLife, to find out whether you could benefit from a hearing aid.
What are some of the effects of Industrial Hearing Loss?
What many people may not realise, is that once hearing is lost, it cannot be restored naturally. However, there is a range of hearing solutions and devices to treat hearing loss and enable you to hear clearly once again.
Left untreated, industrial hearing loss can impair your communication, potentially having a detrimental impact on your performance at work, possibly even being hazardous to your safety. This is not to mention the effect on any social interactions. Research has also shown that when hearing loss is undiagnosed or unaddressed, it can worsen in time.
Industrial hearing loss can also be accompanied by tinnitus, a persistent internal ringing in your ears that can be the cause of considerable distress if left untreated.
Am I eligible for the Workers Compensation Benefits?
If you are concerned about your hearing, we strongly recommend you to have your hearing checked and if the test result shown that you have six percent or more hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise at your workplace. We can help you to make a claim for workers compensation and take the headache away from you.
The approval times can vary, but the team at HEARINGLife is experienced in taking the necessary steps to ensure your workers compensation claim is processed as swiftly as possible. We can also help you to find a suitable law firm if you should wish to source your own legal representation.
For more information on industrial hearing loss, or to request a hearing test, call HEARINGLife on 1800 094 962 or complete the contact form on right.