Did you know, noise in the workplace could cause hearing loss? Have you had a history of working in a noisy industry? If you answered yes to this question, you may be experiencing a Noise Induced Hearing Loss (Industrial Hearing Loss). You could be eligible for financial compensation.
At Hearing Aid Specialists SA, we provide a complete Work Cover Hearing Assessment, to determine your eligibility for compensation. Hearing Aid Specialists SA will conduct the required Audiological assessments, and liaise and communicate with a legal team to determine your compensation eligibility. Once your claim has been approved, Hearing Aid Specialists SA will arrange the hearing aid fitting, hearing rehabilitation support and ongoing maintenance and appointments. This ongoing maintenance also includes the relevant hearing aid repairs, hearing aid adjustment appointments and annual supply of batteries. Under the Return-to-Work SA program (Work Cover) clients are eligible to obtain replacement hearing aids every five (5) years.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (Industrial Hearing Loss) typically refers to a hearing loss that was obtained due to spending an extended period of time working in the surrounds of a noisy environment/workplace.
Some of the industries that are typically affected by noise induced hearing loss (industrial hearing loss) are:-
Have you worked in a noisy workplace for an extended period of time during your career?
Do you have difficulties understanding conversation in groups or in background noise situations (eg café’, shopping centre)?
Do you have trouble understanding the television?
Do you have trouble understanding telephone conversations?
Do you experience tinnitus (ringing in your ear/s)?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, then it is possible that you may be suffering from a noise induced hearing loss (industrial hearing loss). Contact us at Hearing Aid Specialists SA, to schedule a Work Cover Hearing Assessment appointment to investigate and discuss your compensation eligibility.