WHAT IS HEARING LOSS?
Hearing loss is when you’re listening ability is diminished. A hearing loss makes a hearing speech and other sounds harder to hear. The loss of hearing is relatively normal. Noise and aging are the most common causes of hearing loss. Unable to remedy a hearing loss in most cases. Hearing failure is normally handled with hearing aids.
CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS
Several factors may cause hearing loss but the two most common causes are age and noise.
Hearing loss is a natural consequence of aging. Our hearing capacity worsens in our 40s and onwards and more than half of us experience serious hearing loss as we hit our 80s. Presbyacusis is also called age-related hearing loss.
A more common cause of hearing loss is noise exposure. It may also be a result of living in a world of noisiness. This noise may come from our job or from volunteer exposure to noise, like noisy engines or loud music at rock festivals, night clubs, discotheques, and stereos-with or without headphones.
Hearing loss can also occur as a result of other causes. It can be caused by:
- Some diseases and infections
- Certain syndromes
- Medications and drugs
- Damages to the ears
- Injuries to the head
- Malformation of the ear or blockage of the ear
- Genetic factors
- Tumors in the head
- Alcohol and tobacco
MAKING A HEARING LOSS CLAIM USING NO WIN NO FEE
You can make your industrial deafness claim on a no win no fee basis which means you don’t have to pay any money if you don’t win.
Once you speak to your attorney, they’ll be able to tell you whether they think your application for hearing loss compensation will be successful. And if you’re not winning your claim for compensation, their no win no fee promise means you won’t have to pay your attorney
COMPENSATION FOR HEARING LOSS
Making a claim for compensation may seem daunting, but we’ve seen how much the money can make a difference for people’s lives – both now and in the future.
That is because your attorney must take into account all of the consequences of your hearing loss while preparing your application for compensation, and the impact it is likely to have on your life going forward.
This means you’ll be covered for:
- Any medical treatment you’ve had to pay for, such as tinnitus treatment
- The costs of special equipment, including hearing aids and batteries, adapted doorbells and telephones
- Loss of earnings if you’re unable to work or you’ve had to find a lower-paying job
- The emotional impact, as well as any hobbies or social events you’ve missed out on
Your solicitor will examine your case closely to make sure you get the amount of compensation you deserve, so you can continue your life with confidence and financial security.
STARTING A HEARING LOSS COMPENSATION CLAIM
You may be worried about filing a claim for industrial deafness, your injury lawyer will try to make the procedure as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
The first move is to call a legal advisor and find out whether you can make a claim. It is important to take action when you know what caused your hearing loss as soon as possible. You can decide, after talking to an attorney that you would like to go ahead with your argument. If you give them your permission, they will find the right solicitor for your case and immediately be able to put you in touch with them.
After that, your attorney will be able to do most of the work on your behalf but throughout the process, they will keep you in the loop.
WHEN SHOULD YOU MAKE YOUR CLAIM?
It’s best to start your industrial deafness claim as soon as possible, as you normally only have three years to initiate legal action.
The truth, however, is that it can take a long time to demonstrate hearing loss. Because of this, the three-year period begins to run from the ‘knowledge’ date – this is the date on which you first became aware that your job caused your hearing loss.
You may talk to an expert and to get the ball rolling, or apply your details using the claim form on this page. Your case will be treated with great caution and we will ensure that any resolution that has been negotiated represents what you have been through and what will be your future treatment needs.