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Today, we are aware of the fact that ear ringing or Tinnitus affects up to 45% of the worker’s population.

First, what is ear ringing?

Tinnitus or ear ringing is a debilitating condition that can appear due to loud exposure to noise or working in a noisy place for a very long period.

Head and neck injuries can also be a result of this condition. People will often feel the noise in their ears or heads, even when there is no external noise.

Ear ringing can appear and despair after some time. To some, it can be permanent, and later it can be a result of depression, insomnia, and anxiety.

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First step dealing with the Tinnitus

Many people have the occasional onset of this condition due to the work they do, or their working environment. If your tinnitus is annoying and constant, you need a proper “cure” to stop this ear ringing.

The first step to end this condition is to find the cause. Often, Tinnitus is a symptom of something else, and eliminating the causes will end the symptom of it in your body.

Over 30% of people with this condition believe that this condition can negatively affect their daily routines. Many sufferers keep their condition to themselves because they live in fear that it may affect their future job opportunities.

Having tinnitus can be a hard blow, but it should not become a barrier to the job market or prevent people from having a good and normal life.

Appropriate management strategies, treatment methods, and an open attitude to the situation allow many ear ringing patients to live a normal life, even in their working environment.

Prevention and treatment strategies offer great help in fighting this endless condition.

How does it occur in the workplace?

Tinnitus can appear in a person’s ear due to several reasons, but it can appear more frequently in the workplace. It is more likely to appears in the workplace due to some certain cause like head or neck accidents or constant exposer to loud noise that may even occur in your work environments.

A dangerous working place, where workers are exposed to head injuries includes:

  • scaffolders
  • electricians
  • builders
  • engineers
  • carpenters
  • metallurgists
  • warehouse workers

Tinnitus can also occur after being exposed to loud noise or continued exposure to high noise levels. High-risk employees from excessive noise exposure include:

  • construction and manufacturing staff
  • military personnel
  • club staff
  • nursery staff
  • agriculture staff
  • call center staff

It is a very common condition, because of that, we advise all people with ear ringing to seek proper help from a specialist. However, there are many things you can do to help yourself with this condition.

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Industrial worker working with the metal, dealing with ear ringing or Tinnitus at work

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How can employers avoid ear ringing problems?

Prevention is the best method to avoid this condition because health and safety are the great assess that everyone needs to work perfectly.

Every company must provide personal protective equipment to all workers to avoid the risk of serious injury or high noise, with information and training about the work they are into.

The worker is in obligation to use protective equipment to control risks of serious injury and avoid tinnitus problems.

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Employer Responsibilities

  • Know the type, level, and duration of noise exposure in the factory, as well as its impact on employees.
  • Ensure that risk in each department is well-reviewed and updated if you want to avoid the risk of head and neck injury or loud noise.
  • Make sure you offer the best protective equipment such as ear and head protection for every worker. Make sure that the protective equipment is regularly inspected maintained and replaced when worn-out and damaged.
  • Make sure every employee visits the emergency department or doctor as soon as possible. In that case, the root causes can be identified or eliminated with the appropriate treatment at the time.

What should employees with ear ringing symptoms do?

Do not feel alone with this condition because millions of workers in the world also suffer from this condition. Over 40% of people have tinnitus severe enough to affect their lives.

If you want to understand what tinnitus or ear ringing is, or what its are causes, visit a specialist as soon as possible.

Consult a doctor or rehabilitation therapist against ear ringing to find out the underlying causes of your condition and the appropriate treatment for it.

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Rehabilitation therapy against ear ringing

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Sound therapy
  • Take care of your health. Circulatory disorders can cause tinnitus
  • Daily exercise, stress reduction, healthy meals, and other measures to keep the body healthy can help to prevent ear ringing

All of the mentioned above can be of great help in solving the problem of endless tinnitus. Try to make sure that this condition does not affect your work or job opportunities for your current or future employees of your company.

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Hearing Loss Workers Compensation

Noisy workplaces are found in a wide range of industries 30 million US workers are exposed to workplace noise.

Benefits are tax-free & do not affect Social Security. No statute of limitations to claim benefits.



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If you, or anyone you know, worked in noise and suffers from hearing loss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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