Mr G wins £1001 payout after suffering Noise Induced Hearing Loss due to working as a Tool Maker from 1963-1976 at Hepworth and Grandage, Victoria Avenue, Yeadon.
His duties involved the manufacture of jigs and jig fixtures using special purpose and milling machines, grinders, lathes, projectors and welding equipment. He was also involved in die casting for aero parts.
Mr G was aware that his hearing had deteriorated over time but had put this down to natural ageing process and had not connected it to his employment. He was offered a free hearing test and thought that he would take advantage of the offer to see how bad his hearing was. He was surprised to be told that his hearing loss in part was due to exposure to excessive noise. He discussed his exposure to noise with the audiologist and it transpired that he had been exposed to loud noise at work. He therefore decided to pursue a claim for Noise Induced Hearing Loss that successfully settled.