Tinnitus is a persistent ringing in your ears which is caused by damage to your inner ear. You can hear the ringing even in a silent room and you cannot escape the noise, which can be both physically and psychologically damaging to the person suffering with it.
How can tinnitus be caused?
There are many different causes of tinnitus but the most common reason people suffer with tinnitus is if they are constantly in an environment where there are loud noises. This is usually if you work around constant noise including large scale power tools or even music speakers. But, this can also be caused by an accident at work if there is a sudden ear splitting noise which causes your ear drum to become punctured, or if a foreign object becomes lodged in the ear, damaging it.
How can tinnitus caused by an accident at work be treated?
Unfortunately, for many, tinnitus, whether a work injury or caused by something else, can be permanent. But many doctors prescribe drugs, supplements or other therapies to alleviate the symptoms of it. One such therapy which has been used in the past to help tinnitus is hypnosis. Whether you have suffered tinnitus through an accident at work, through constant exposure to loud music or anything else, hypnosis may be able to help. The way in which hypnosis helps tinnitus is by trying to change the way your brain thinks and by trying to block that part of your brain that hears the sound. This doesn’t always work, but for many it has relieved them of years of pain from ringing from something which was just a simple work injury but turned into a major problem.
If you have had an accident at work which wasn’t your fault, whether it is something as serious as tinnitus or other reoccurring problems such as repetitive strain injury, then you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline are an independent compensation provider aimed at helping their clients make the claims process easier and as stress free as possible, and sometimes even without having to go to court.
Find out how you could make a claim either by speaking to Accident Advice Helpline on their 24 hour advice line – 0800 689 0500 – or by using the simple 30 second compensation calculator to see how much your potential claim could be worth.