Ear or hearing loss

Did you know that 75% of all occupational disease civil claims are related to noise? According to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) noise plays a significant part in occupational and industrial disease. Physical injury and exposure to loud noise can cause serious injury to your ears and hearing.

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Common types and causes

Your ear and hearing can be significantly damaged in a number of different ways. The most common types of causes are:

  • Exposure to loud noise (e.g. over time, due to sudden impact noise, or lack of protective equipment)
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Head injuries
  • Sport injuries (e.g. severe injuries due to poor health and safety, either from sporting officials or sporting facilities)
  • Farming injuries (e.g. injuries from animals, or defective farming equipment)
  • Explosions (e.g. sudden impact noise or shrapnel from such explosions)

Implications

Your ears are not just essential to your hearing, they’re also there to help you balance. Accidents that cause damage to this area could mean your ability to walk, drive, and carry out everyday tasks are hugely affected.

Hearing problems can develop over time, which can often make it difficult to diagnose at first or to establish the full affects.

These issues can include:

  • Tinnitus (buzzing, ringing or humming in your ears)
  • Complete loss of hearing
  • Difficulty in focusing on the TV or conversations

Injuries to your ears or hearing as a result of an accident, occupational or industrial disease can have lasting affects. If you’ve been injured in such a manner then don’t continue to suffer alone.

Why you should claim

You may not know if you have a claim or not, but if you feel as if you’ve suffered ear or hearing injuries due to an accident or situation that wasn’t your fault, then speak to us. Our specialist advisors are on hand to support and guide you to the right sources and information, and to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We have years of experience in understanding different kinds of ear and hearing loss injuries and helping our clients get the support that they need to adapt to their life after injury.

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