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Workplace hearing loss

Supplier: AudioClinic
14 May, 2010

We rarely think about it, but daily exposure to excessive noise is the primary cause of many cases of hearing loss in the working population.

The degree of loss will depend on the level of noise and duration of exposure.

If you are surrounded by noise — whether it's construction, engineering, teaching, dentistry or something else — you can reduce the risks by using earplugs or other hearing protection devices

If you have been exposed to loud noise and are worried about your hearing you should consult a hearing care clinician. You will be offered a painless hearing check that takes less than an hour and will reveal whether there is any real cause for concern.

Get regular check-ups
If your workplace is very noisy you should get your hearing checked at least once every year. Your Hearing Care Clinician can then compare the results to determine whether any changes have occurred.

Call 1800 057 220 to make a FREE appointment for a hearing check or simply to discuss your situation.

WorkCover entitlements
If hearing loss is suffered due to any work-related cause, such as an accident or prolonged exposure to noise, you may be entitled to benefits. Your local AudioClinic can advise on specific entitlements as they vary from state to state.