Many occupations expose workers to hazardous levels of noise and the list of jobs is quite diverse. Many employers now ensure through proper training and the provision of proper hearing protection, that their employees are not exposed to noise above 85dB for extended periods of time without suitable ear plugs or defenders.
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This week it is Tinnitus Awareness Week (8th-12th February) where hearing loss charities including Action on Hearing Loss and British Tinnitus Association (BTA) are campaigning to raise crucial funds for research and treatments.
Next week marks the start of Tinnitus Awareness Week, where up and down the country people will take part in the annual Tea for Tinnitus campaign event.
At this time of year families get together to celebrate Christmas and New Year and in our experience, it is often when family members notice that parents and grandparents are having hearing difficulties. This is frequently shrugged off as age related but it may not be the case. The problems could also be noise induced hearing loss caused by working in a noisy industry many years ago.
Action on Hearing Loss welcomes Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) decision to cancel their plans to ration free NHS hearing aids for those with mild or moderate hearing loss.