Noise induced hearing loss is considered a work injury. The most common industries for noise related injuries include building and construction, manufacturing, and mining, with the employees most at risk of exposure being labourers, technicians, machinery operators and tradespeople.
Unfortunately, noise induced hearing loss is permanent and cannot be cured. However, it can be treated with the use of hearing aids for industrial deafness. Worksafe and Comcare are liable for the payment of hearing aids if the injury, in this case the hearing loss, has occurred through work.
Complaw can facilitate the lodging of all relevant documentation for the acquisition of a good pair of hearing aids for industrial deafness through the above mentioned organisations at no cost to you. You can take advantage of the government hearing aid subsidy at any of our locations listed below:
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The government hearing aid subsidy provides subsidised hearing aids to eligible hearing loss sufferers. Complaw can provide you with further information about the subsidy and help you determine your eligibility.
While many high-quality hearing aids are available fully subsidised, there are some hearing aids that are not. Typically, hearing aids with more technological or advanced features are only partially subsidised.
Hearing aid technology has come a long way in recent decades, enabling you to say goodbye to noise induced hearing loss. The latest models of hearing aids for industrial deafness offer crystal-clear clarity and stylish design. Some models fit right inside the ear so it doesn’t even look like you’re wearing a hearing aid. The best thing is that you have greater control over the sound and volume so you can better hear people – or block them out – in both noisy and quiet environments. With so many styles to choose from, keep in mind that your choice shouldn’t be based on looks alone. The style that’s right for you should be based on what helps you hear, communicate and engage with other people the best.