There are many levels of severity of hearing loss, and in this comprehensive guide to dealing with hearing loss, you’ll learn more about it. Loss of hearing can be partial or complete. It may also be incessant or sporadic, worsening in certain circumstances and then being more bearable in some situations.
“Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. Temporary hearing loss can become permanent if appropriate intervention is not sought.”
There are many causes of hearing loss. The first step to dealing with hearing loss is to understand its severity, the potential worsening of the condition, the exact cause, and the remedies that can help immediately and long term.
Causes of Hearing Loss
Loss of hearing can be noise-induced. There can be physical damage to the ears due to an accident or injury. The eardrum may be damaged or there can be cellular damage in the ear.
Tinnitus could cause a partial loss of hearing. All these can be precursors to temporary or permanent loss of hearing, resulting in varying levels of deafness.
Once the exact cause is identified and the phase of hearing loss is diagnosed, one must take appropriate measures. It is possible to reverse the partial or temporary loss of hearing.
“There are digital hearing aids and various treatments that can be of help in dealing with hearing loss.”
Remedies for Partial or Transient Hearing Loss
Many people experience partial loss of hearing due to being exposed to loud noises.
“Normal conversations happen at around 60 decibels. 75 decibels to 85 decibels are loud but not very uncomfortable.”
Sounds reaching up to a hundred decibels and beyond can cause damage to hearing. Being exposed to very loud noises, ranging close to 125 dB and upward, will almost always impair hearing.
The extent to which hearing is impaired or affected will depend on many factors. Loss of hearing, particularly transient or partial, is very common among people who work in mines, factories, and other industrial workplaces, where large machines and heavy operations produce noisy or loud sounds over a prolonged period of time.
Protecting oneself from these noises will prevent hearing loss and also remedy the partial or transient loss of hearing.
There are gears for the ear that can protect a person from loud noises, even if they are consistent low decibel sounds produced by smaller machines.
“Low intensity sounds over a long period of time have the ability to damage hearing.”
The adverse effects can be worsened by the accumulation of wax in the ears, any kind of infection or irritation in the ears, physical trauma or injury, and any history of an accident affecting hearing.
Those experiencing partial or temporary loss of hearing should also try to stay away from loud noises at the workplace or at home. Regular cleaning of the ear canals to get rid of excess wax is also necessary.
Claim Digital Hearing Aids and Compensation from Employers
Loss of hearing due to exposure to loud noises or physical injury at the workplace falls under worker’s compensations.
“Companies are obligated to pay for the medical expenses, the treatments and there should be compensation accounting for the income the person would have earned had he or she not suffered hearing loss at the workplace.”
It could be a partial or complete loss of hearing, due to physical damage to the ears or accident, injury, or conditions like tinnitus.
Hearing loss as a professional hazard affects tens of thousands of professionals across industries. Employees who have worked in industrial workspaces for decades are the most vulnerable because the lifelong exposure to unbearable noise will have an impact on hearing.
You can claim digital hearing aids and associated appropriate compensations from your employer. It could be your present employer or one you had worked for in the past.
Johnson Law Offices deals with professionals in the mining and construction industries, manufacturing and engineering sectors, shipbuilding, and those working in civic projects.
Different kinds of fallouts of hearing loss
- One, those affected may be unable to work.
- Two, they may have to spend a lot of money on treatments.
- Three, there is a need for digital hearing aids and other cures to alleviate the condition or to treat it completely.
- Four, there can be loss of income during the diagnosis and treatment or thereafter if the hearing loss is complete and permanent.
- Five, there is the psychological aspect of having been bereaved of a crucial sensory function.
All these demand justifiable compensation. Many expenses would be rather upfront and companies will have to pay the medical bills, associated costs, and solutions such as digital hearing aids.
Some compensation would be negotiable, like that for the lost income or inability to work and the psychological stress that one undergoes due to the inability to hear.
Dealing with hearing loss is a challenge and it may never get easier. Get able to help from Johnson Law Offices to overcome at least the financial aspects of the challenge.