Loss of hearing, partial or complete, tinnitus and physical damage to the ears affecting hearing or causing deafness are not uncommon professional hazards. There are tens of thousands of professionals from various industries who suffer from hearing loss due to injury at the workplace or due to prolonged exposure to high intensity and high frequency sounds. Working in a noisy setting or being exposed to consistent irritating sounds can easily impair the hearing ability of a person. But how can you be sure if you can claim digital hearing aids and other compensations from your present or former employer.
The exact case will obviously depend on its merits and that will determine the nature of the compensation as well as whether or not one would qualify to get digital hearing aids. However, one can relatively generalize the possibilities based on what has been recorded over the decades.
- Professionals at maximum risk of suffering from hearing loss are those working in the mining industry, engineering sector, construction, manufacturing, shipbuilding, civic projects such as road drilling and the otherwise advanced information technology sector. Professionals in these industries suffer from what is known as noise induced hearing loss.
- Loss of hearing which will demand digital hearing aids can also be caused due to physical injuries. Many professions are otherwise dangerous and one can suffer falls or can get hit by hard and blunt objects, there can be accidents and even subtle injuries can damage the nerves which would impair hearing. From having the eardrum damaged to suffering from cell damage, there are many types of injury that can affect hearing.
While you can claim digital hearing aids from your present or former employer if you have suffered hearing loss, yet you should do it in time so you can qualify for the said compensation. You cannot wait forever or have the condition worsened over a period of time due to other factors and then still hold the employer responsible. Personal injury laws are fair to all parties and when you need to resort to such claims, you must do so timely and properly.
If you are suffering from hearing loss and need digital hearing aids, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Try to do this as soon as you can. If you waste three or more years, perhaps you get diagnosed but you don’t report it or hold the employer responsible and a long time passes by the time you make your claims, then things can become complicated.
Don’t buy digital hearing aids with your own money if you can have it included in the compensations from your employer.