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. ..
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. ..