Losing your hearing can be traumatic and can change the way you carry out your day-to-day life beyond recognition. Even performing the simple tasks that many take for granted can be a strain. Most people associate hearing problems and deafness as an all too inevitable part of old age.

But that is not always the cause; some unfortunate people lose their hearing through very unnatural circumstances that are often no fault of their own. But did you know, that if you are one of these people you could be entitled to claim a substantial compensation payment? Read on to find out more...

What are the most common types of deafness and hearing problems that lead to claims?

Deafness and hearing problems and caused by over-exposure to noise affects over 170,000 people in the UK each year. The most common types of hearing problems that we have dealt with include:

What is tinnitus?

Have you ever heard a ringing or buzzing noise in your ear after being in a place with loud noise such as a concert or a building site? If you have, chances are you're suffering from a case of tinnitus. Most cases of tinnitus are temporary, however some are permanent.

If you are suffering from prolonged bouts of tinnitus, it could be a warning of worse problems to come, and can be a pre-cursor to permanent hearing loss - and if this is the case you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

And what about acoustic trauma, what is that?

Acoustic trauma is usually caused by a number of very loud noises occurring over a relatively short period of time. Another common cause of acoustic trauma are explosions, potentially in a work accident. Close exposure to gunfire without the correct safety equipment can also cause acoustic trauma.

If you have suffered any of the abovementioned symptoms because of someone else's negligence, then you could be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.

Industrial Deafness Claims

Some of the most common hearing related compensation claims stem from industrial deafness. Under the Noise at Work Regulations 2005 your employer is responsible for ensuring that your hearing is not damaged by a noisy workplace. If you feel they have neglected this legal responsibility and you have suffered as a result, you may be entitled to make a deafness or hearing problem compensation claim. Contact one of our experts today for free, impartial advice on how we can assist you in making a claim.

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