An audiologist from Sydney, Australia has highlighted the growing problem of farm deafness, commenting, “there are a lot of potentially deaf farmers out there.” Although the study looks at deafness as an issue on Australian farms, the concern is by no means limited and affects other countries across the world.
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Campaigners have accused the NHS of ‘cruel’ rationing over hearing aids, despite 10 million people in the UK suffering from hearing loss. The charity Action on Hearing warns that these cuts could lead to an increase in depression and dementia in hearing loss sufferers.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss Sufferer, Mr Stephen McGregor, Wins Settlement of £5,000 Through WE Solicitors.
Mr Stephen McGregor was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working for British Leather, Ductavent and General Motors UK Limited (Vauxhall). Mr McGregor was exposed to excessive noise on a daily basis with each employer. He was never provided with any hearing protection nor was he given any training on the dangers of exposure to excessive noise.
Mr G was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the foundry industry for a period of over 3 to 4 years. Mr G worked for Mather & Platt Ltd of St Germain Street, Farnworth, in Bolton, between the years; 1978 and 1982. He was employed as a machine moulder, a furnace man and a crane driver, during his employment and was exposed to the noise of moulding machinery, the noise of castings being knocked out, the roar of the furnaces and general factory noise.
Former Paper Mill and Engineering Industry worker receives settlement of over £4,200 for noise induced hearing loss.
Mr Keith Wildish was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the paper mills and engineering industry for a period of over 10 years. Mr Wildish worked for Crossley Brothers Limited and Yates Duxbury.. He was employed as a Moulder at Crossley Brothers and a Machine Operator on the paper making machines at Yates Duxbury. He was exposed to excessive noise for the duration of his shifts.