Did you know that hearing loss sometimes has nothing to do with age? Did you know that if you are suffering from hearing loss, and you aren’t over the age of 65, then it may be due to the noise happening at your job?
If you answered no to either of these questions then you need to read on. Hearing loss is a natural issue that humans deal with as we age. However, the most hearing loss happens between the ages of 65-74. It starts with being unable to hear certain frequencies. When we are young we are able to hear a vast array of noises. This is why it is important to wear protective hearing gear when you go to loud concerts. Our ears can only sustain listening to loud noises for so long. However, as we age our hearing starts to naturally deteriorate. If your hearing is declining then it is important that you discuss with your employer and doctor the consideration the this is resulting as a workplace injury.
Hearing Loss Symptoms
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health states that employers are not allowed to expose their workers to a noise level that is more than 85 decibels over an 8 hour period. The NIOSH also claims that around 30 million U.S workers are exposed to noise levels that are higher and for long periods of time. This means that 30 million workers are in the positions that put them at risk for hearing loss. Here are some symptoms of hearing loss (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Requiring people to frequently repeat what they are saying
- Having difficulty following a conversation in loud places
- Having TV or Radio turned up too loud for others
- Experiencing ringing in your ears
- Feeling stressed from straining to hear people or things
- Feeling nervous about not hearing what you normally hear
- Taking medications that can harm hearing
- Have been exposed to loud sounds continuously or one single long exposure
If any of these symptoms are familiar to you then you may need to consider filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you work in a job where that is constantly noisy then you may need to file a worker’s compensation claim. Trust us when we say that you are not alone. There are over 20,000 claims placed every year. You are not alone if you are experiencing hearing loss in your workplace.
What To Do
If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss as a result of an injury in the workplace then you need to discuss your situation with our Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation. We believe in providing a free consultation so that you can discuss with us safely and securely your work injury. We also don’t believe in getting paid until you win. We do this because we want our clients to know that we are working for them 100%. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to have us start on your case today.
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