The last employer that exposed you to noise capable of causing hearing loss is liable for all of your industrial deafness. ..
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to if you have suffered work-related noise induced hearing loss is set out in the WorkSafe table below ..
Have you suffered hearing loss in the workplace? You may be entitled to compensation and/or hearing aids if you have suffered work-related noise induced hearing loss. ..
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), you may have a hearing loss if: ..
Damage to hearing can be gradual. Typically age related hearing loss and noise induced hearing loss are gradual in nature and with gradual hearing loss people tend to get used to it and believe it to be the norm and ok. ..
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. ..