Types of Industrial Deafness?

Before making industrial deafness claims against your company, you must know the types of industrial deafness to see if the one you are experiencing falls under one of them. You wouldn’t want to waste a lot of time and effort when your claim turns out to be invalid.

  • Permanent Hearing Loss

You would get this type after working at a place with loud noise after a minimum of 10 years. Over the course of time, your hearing will slowly deteriorate. The first sign is not being able to hear high-pitched sounds like the cries of children.

  • Temporary Hearing Loss

From the name itself, you will lose your hearing but will eventually get it back. It is common for people, who attend concerts or music festivals, to experience this. You are experiencing this type when you find it difficult to start a conversation with anybody.

  • Tinnitus

This is a terrible condition that causes buzzing, ringing and even humming noises in the ears. It will cause you to be stressed out even more than you already are. When you are exposed to a loud noise after an extensive period, there is a good chance you will get it.

  • Acoustic Shock

It is a sudden loss of hearing after experiencing consecutive short loud noises. One good example would be a call center agent answering calls from angry customers. These customers are so mad at what just happened that they decided to shout at whoever answers the phone. The agents have no choice but to still deal with the customers. Because of that, the shouting will continue.

When you experience any of the above, you must ask assistance from an experienced lawyer so you can file industrial deafness claims properly. It involves many steps so it would be difficult to go at it on your own. In fact, hiring an expert lawyer is the first step to getting the compensation you deserve.