Hearing Loss is considered to be one of the most common industrial diseases today. Statistics show, that 1 in 6 of the British population cannot hear correctly. It is estimated, that in less than 20 years,there will be nearly 15 million of people, in the United Kingdom,suffering from hearing loss.
Exposing yourself to any sound higher than 85dB can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Measuring decibels level is not something you can easily do, this is why we have included some everyday examples within our infographic.
It is believed, that noise exposure is the main cause of permanent hearing damage in the workplace. If you work in a loud workplace, such as manufacturing or construction, and you have developed industrial deafness, then you may be entitled to make a claim for hearing loss.