Jan 23, 2015

Farm Deafness Becomes a Growing Problem

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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Jan 21, 2015

NHS Accused of Rationing Hearing Aids to Cut Costs

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.

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Dec 10, 2014

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.

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Dec 8, 2014

Fomer Mather & Platt Employee Receives Compensation of Over £2,600 for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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.

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