Hearing Loss Claims
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) also known as Industrial Hearing Loss, is a work related condition that results in the loss of hearing (often over a prolonged period of time) as a consequence of a person’s working environment.
Hearing loss often appears years, if not decades, after the original exposure meaning many people do not identify their work as the cause.Do your family complain that you talk loudly? Do you have the television on at its full volume? Do you have trouble hearing the telephone when it rings? Do you have problems hearing other people speak because of background noises?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it is likely that you do have an issue with your hearing.
You may want to get in contact with your GP to diagnose the noise damage. The most common types of hearing loss:
- Acoustic Shock
- Permanent Noise Related Hearing Loss
- Temporary Noise Related Hearing Loss
The most commonly affected industries:
- Engineering Industry
- Armed Forces
- Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
- Rubber & Petrochemical Industry
- Ship Building & Heavy Manufacturing
- Steel & Metal Industry
- Construction Workers
- Aviation Industry
- Textile Industry