TWO Blackburn companies have paid out after a retired electrical engineer suffered work-related hearing loss.
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The statistics for men and women suffering some form of hearing loss in the UK should give real cause for concern. It is too readily assumed that the advance of research, awareness, technology and legislation had solved most of the circumstances that give rise to widespread noise induced hearing loss.
We solicitors llp has successfully represented a client who worked at the Royal Ordnance factory in Blackburn in the 1960’s and 1970’s, for an industrial deafness claim (also known as noise induced hearing loss).
According to a recent report into the after affects of radiation therapy treatment for head and neck cancer, patients appear to more likely to experience hearing loss and become more disabled by its effects than those who do not receive treatment.
Recent research figures have found that around 55 million or approximately, sixteen percent of adult Europeans suffer from hearing loss significant enough to cause a negative affect in their daily life. The study also shows that about 71 million adults aged 18 to 80 years have a hearing loss greater than 25 dB, indicative of having sustained hearing damage, yet, only one in six use hearing aids.