If you work in loud venues, or at least part of your work involves being in loud venues a lot of the time, you need to know how to protect your hearing. It is important that you know that every time you walk out of a venue with ringing ears, you have caused permanent damage to your hearing which, though slight, will build up as the years go by and could lead to serious problems in the future.
For people that spend almost every single day dealing with loud environments, you must protect your hearing to the best of your ability, or you risk serious hearing damage at a young age. Your employer should be working with you to protect your hearing, but there are things that you can do as well.
- Wear ear plugs. For the people working in such venues, ear plugs are almost a must. Employers working in venues should insist that staff members wear ear plugs throughout their shift to protect their hearing as much as possible. It won’t stop the employees from being able to hear customers, but will stop permanent hearing damage.
- Stay away from speakers. Whether you are working in a loud venue or simply visiting, the sound that comes out of speakers is an incredible volume, and can easily cause permanent hearing damage. It is better to stay away from speakers than to stand close to them at any time.
- Take lots of breaks. Any chances you get to go outside and rest your hearing can be helpful, and you should take all of the opportunities you can to let your hearing go back to normal before you head inside again.
- Don’t work there too long. As much as you can, try not to work around loud noises for too many years in a row. If there are other places that you can work which are quieter within the venue then try this, swapping around with other staff members, but otherwise you should decide that your hearing is more important.
Make a successful accident at work compensation in Lichfield
If you have sustained permanent hearing damage from any job, you can only claim accident at work compensation in Lichfield if you can prove that your employer was in some way negligent and at least partly at fault for your loss of healing.
The best way to make a successful accident at work case for compensation in Lichfield is through an experienced and professional injury lawyer who can put together a strong case for compensation on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to be teamed with a lawyer that can help you to get the accident at work compensation in Lichfield that you deserve, and also to receive excellent advice and support to help you through this difficult time.
Date Published: 30th September 2014
Author: David Brown