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Industrial Deafness Compensation

The single greatest cause of permanent hearing loss in Australia is prolonged exposure to loud noise. Our audiology clinics in Kew and Melbourne are the place to come if you have hearing loss due to working in a noisy environment.

With the world becoming louder, many people are losing their hearing earlier in life. In Australia, one in six Baby Boomers has a hearing loss and there are more people in the working age 45 – 64 years with a form of hearing loss than those aged 65 years and over.

The generation of Baby Boomers are likely candidates for noise-induced hearing loss as a result of exposure to continuous loud noise over their lifetime without adequate hearing protection: from personal stereo systems, loud music, state-of-the-art cinemas, rock concerts, factory noise, home power tools, lawn mowers, building sites, workplace machinery and plants.

There are many causes of deafness and even if you work in a noisy environment, your hearing loss could be due to another cause. All this should be taken into consideration before you consider an Industrial Compensation claim. Years ago people just did not realise the need for ear muffs to protect their hearing in a noisy environment; these days it is much more common to see workers wearing them.

If you believe that you have a noise-induced hearing loss at the workplace it is essential to have the condition diagnosed and treated by experienced hearing specialists. Our audiologists offer a thorough hearing assessment as this is required to determine whether exposure to noise at work has resulted in permanent hearing loss. If you are considering litigation for Industrial Deafness Compensation, you will need to keep all the details of your hearing assessments and treatment for your legal representative to present as evidence in a court case.

It is important to remember that if you suffer from hearing loss for whatever reason, give us a call and have a hearing check. Hearing well throughout life is important; it promotes your well-being, enhances your lifestyle and helps you remain independent for life.