What are some of the symptoms of industrial deafness?
Some of the symptoms of industrial deafness include (but are not limited to):
- Constant noises in the ears like ringing, buzzing, hissing, droning, roaring and ticking
- Temporary lapses in ability to hear
- Having to turn up the TV or radio to loud volumes to hear properly
- Struggling to hear speech when there is background noise (in a restaurant, for example)
- Missing sentences or parts of a conversation
Each industrial deafness claim is unique, and the amount of time it takes to settle your case will depend greatly on your individual circumstances and condition. However, in our experience the average amount of time it takes to settle a hearing loss claim is six to 12 months. Our lawyers can give you a more exact time estimate when you get in contact with us.
There are two different types of compensation you may receive when you win a hearing loss claim. These are:
Lump sum compensation (calculated by the level of hearing loss being experienced)
Digital hearing aids (recommended by an audiologist and taking into account your unique hearing needs)
Your first port of call when wanting to make an industrial deafness claim is to get in touch with our legal professionals at LHD Lawyers. We’ll be able to determine the causes and extent of your hearing loss through your employment history and your medical records. Your claim will need to be supported by a doctor, and you’ll probably also need to have a consultation with an ear, nose and throat specialist. From there, we’ll be able to build you case and see if you have a successful claim.
The hearing loss compensation legal professionals at LHD Lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee guarantee – meaning that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay us a cent! Our convenient offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Taree and other regional centres make it easy for you to pop in and discuss your situation with us, or you can give us a call for us to assess your case.
For nearly 30 years, we’ve been helping Australians of all backgrounds win their claims and receive the compensation they deserve. Get in touch with us today to chat with one of our friendly legal team.