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 workers compensation benefits?
If you are concerned about your hearing, we strongly recommend you to have your hearing checked. If the test result shows that you have six percent or more hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise at your workplace, you may be eligible for workers compensation benefits. 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 Audika 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 Audika on 1800 340 631 and complete the contact form below.