Hearing loss usually occurs gradually. Hearing can decline due to ageing or noise exposure or both and this decline can take many years. With such a gradual rate of hearing loss, most people learn ways to compensate and they may not be aware of hearing loss. ..
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external sounds. It may be perceived in one ear or both, or ‘in the head’. It is often described as ringing, whistling or buzzing or even like a roaring ocean. ..
More than half of Australians with hearing difficulties have not done anything to correct the problem, a survey has found. Almost one in five Australians suffers from hearing loss, making it hard for them to communicate with family, friends and colleagues in noisy environments. ..
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is a significant health and economic problem in Australia. Between July 2002 and June 2007 there were about 16 500 successful workers' compensation claims for industrial deafness involving permanent impairment due to noise. ..
Occupational hearing loss represents a very significant social and economic burden for Australia. Nationally, an estimated 1 million employees in Australia may be potentially exposed to hazardous levels of noise at work. ..
Noisy employment defeated the worker who had worked for the airline catering branch at Sydney Airport from 1987, including bringing carts to aircraft. The worker had support from ENT Drs Stylis and Scoppa. ..
For an example of how our services can assist you to improve your work performance and quality of life read the article which appeared in Business Review Weekly(BRW) on in January 2010. ..
OLYMPIA — Employers cannot reduce a disability award for job-related hearing loss because people of the worker’s age generally suffer from age-related deafness, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today. ..