When working in an environment where you are continually exposed to loud sounds and noises there are many risks of sustaining a work injury including long term hearing loss.
What treatments are available to help treat work injuries such as hearing damage?
If the hearing loss has become irreversible then one such treatment which is often used to increase hearing are cochlear implants. These are clever electronic devices that almost reverse serious hearing work injuries by taking the place of the damaged inner ear and sending signals to the brain.
How are cochlear implants inserted?
When you have an accident at work which affects your hearing and the doctors decide the best course of treatment for the work injury are cochlear implants they will schedule a surgical procedure where they will insert the implant into your ear canal to help send sound signals to the brain in order to counteract the effects of the work injury. The implants will not completely revive the hearing but most people are able to hear sounds, understand speech and many people are even able to hear under the water.
Cochlear implants are a modern medical miracle and a great treatment for industrial deafness. Work injuries such as loss of hearing can be devastating and can even cost you your job so inventions such as cochlear implants are very beneficial to those who have had an accident at work and damaged their hearing badly.
If you have had an accident at work within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as those from work injuries. Our team of lawyers will help will help make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact many clients are able to settle their claim without stepping foot in a court room.
To find out more about if you could make an accident at work claim call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24-hour freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or take our simple 30-second compensation calculator online to see how much your work injury claim could potentially be worth.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice