Music is made to be turned up and enjoyed. However, some music is enjoyed more with the volume full blast. This is when ear damage can be caused if you listen to loud music on a regular basis. Whether this is for your job or for pleasure it can have a permanent effect on your hearing.
How can repetitive exposure to loud music cause a work injury?
If you are in a job where you are constantly exposed to loud music then the chances of you damaging your hearing and sustaining a work injury is quite high. Whether you are a DJ, work in a nightclub or perhaps work at concerts the constant exposure can damage your ear canals and ear drums. If the work injury gets to the point where the ear pain or ringing in your ears does not stop this is when it turns into a serious work injury claim and is likely to be tinnitus.
How would the work injury affect me?
If you were exposed to loud music for so long that you got tinnitus you could permanently hear a ringing in your ears and this could cause pain as well. You may think that listening to loud music is good and doesn’t do any harm but you would be wrong, loud music can cause considerable accidents at work and have a long-term effect on you.
How to reduce the risk of hearing damage and an accident at work?
If you are working near or around loud music a lot it may be worth investing in some decent ear plugs or ear defenders to help prevent a permanent work injury. These will muffle the sound so that the volume is not damaging your ears quite so much.
As well as this, try to take regular breaks from the music and when you are away from work avoid very loud music. If you give your ears a rest from the loud music the risk of a work injury will be reduced as they will not constantly be under pressure from the noise.
If you have sustained a work injury such as tinnitus within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice