Workplace injuries are very common. There are certain occupations that are more hazardous than others. While many such professional hazards are relatively minor and often go unreported, something as serious as hearing loss or even partial loss of hearing demands adequate compensation. Businesses are required to have insurance covering personal injury claims. It is imperative for companies to be licensed and bonded. When there are legitimate claims of employees or even former employees, the companies must respond accordingly. If you are suffering hearing loss due to an injury at workplace or as an aftermath of a certain environment you have worked in, then you can claim hearing amplifiers from your employer.
Potential Claims for Hearing Amplifiers
The most common condition is noise induced hearing loss. Workplaces can be noisy, especially manufacturing and construction industries, mining and any job that requires one to be with heavy and large machinery which obviously are noisy to operate. It is not necessary that one has to be exposed to consistent loud noises to experience loss of hearing. Consistent strange sounds, workplaces where a certain environment exists that can interfere with the auditory senses of humans and even frequencies of various machines and resulting from what those machines do can cause noise induced hearing loss.
It is absolutely possible that a person having impeccable hearing would suffer partial or complete loss of hearing. Those who already have a subtle hearing problem can have the condition worsened due to prolonged exposure to numbing and disturbing noise.
There are many types of noise induced hearing loss, all of which can make you eligible to get hearing amplifiers and that can be in addition to the financial compensation that your employer would be legally required to pay.
Noise induced hearing loss can be acoustic shock syndrome which is basically any kind of physical damage caused to the ear. The cause could be an explosion, consistent exposure to high intensity and high frequency sounds. There are frequencies that we cannot process or understand due to our limited auditory sensibility but those can damage our ability to hear normal or organic sounds.
Tinnitus is another common problem that interferes with hearing. Tinnitus is a condition wherein you would experience buzzing, ringing or whistling sound in your ears. Occupational deafness is another common workplace injury or personal injury at the workplace. It is permanent cell damage that causes partial or complete loss of hearing.
Any kind of loss of hearing or deafness would call for hearing amplifiers in the compensation to be paid for by the employer.