How to prevent hearing loss, and make an injury claim if you think that your hearing has been affected by another person
Although there are certain jobs and things that you can do regularly that cause hearing loss, or at least affect your hearing, hearing loss is something that everyone should be aware of. Your hearing is likely to get worse as you get older, although some people’s hearing will deteriorate a lot more quickly than others.
Being aware of hearing loss and what you can do to prevent it can help you to be hearing as well as possible right into old age, or even to stop hearing loss from getting any worse if you are already showing signs of it.
- Wear ear plugs. If you know that you are going to be working in a very loud environment, where it is possible that you will suffer serious hearing damage, you should take ear plugs with you, and wear them whenever this is appropriate. You can still hear certain things through ear plugs, so if you are working with customers this shouldn’t be a problem, but you shouldn’t bear the brunt of the noise.
- Get regular check ups. Whilst you know your body better than anyone else, a doctor will have a good sense of what is good and what is bad when it comes to your hearing, and can keep a check on how your hearing is going over a longer period of time. They can also suggest ways to prevent further hearing loss.
- Steer clear of noisy environments. If you work in a noisy environment, make sure that you try to avoid these environments during your time off. If you go to a lot of concerts, steer clear of club nights afterwards. Trying to limit the length of time that your ears are exposed to loud noises will help you to prevent serious hearing loss.
Making an injury claim in West Devon
If you feel that your job has caused significant, permanent hearing loss, it is likely that an injury claim in West Devon will be successful. Although an injury claim in West Devon won’t bring back your hearing in any way, it will be able to provide you with financial help to get better medical treatment, or things which will make your life easier during this time.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out what you can about these types of accidents and conditions and whether or not it is likely that any injury claim in West Devon that you make will be successful. If you do decide to go ahead, you will work with an experienced injury lawyer to move your claim forward, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown