Industrial deafness is one of the most distressing accidents at work that a person can suffer. Hearing loss can have an effect on your family, social and work life. The effects of hearing loss are often permanent. However, recent advances in technology have gone some way towards restoring lost hearing.
Middle ear implants
Unlike hearing aids which are placed over the ear and simply amplify noise, middle ear implants convert sound into a mechanical vibration. This mechanical energy is then used to directly stimulate the structures in the inner ear for extremely high sound frequency sound perception.
Who can benefit from middle ear implants?
A middle ear implant is an alternative to a conventional hearing aid. It is designed as an alternative for those who cannot wear a hearing aid or those who are not satisfied with the benefit of a hearing aid. A middle ear implant is attached only to the structure of the ear which simulates high sound frequencies. This means that middle ear implants can still function despite skull growth, meaning they can be used by children of the age of five and older.
Making a claim for industrial deafness
A loss of hearing can be an extremely stressful experience. If you’ve experienced hearing loss as a direct result of your work within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation. All of our claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee basis, meaning that you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate case that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. Call one of our highly-trained advisers today on 0800 689 0500 to find out how you could be entitled to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed over the phone. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test. Any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation. The majority of our claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice