May
31
2016

Celebrities with noise induced hearing loss or tinnitus

Hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise affects millions of people worldwide. Noise exposure can result from prolonged working in a loud industrial environment, or from exposure to other sources of loud noise.

Many celebrities are known to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, including:-

  • Whoopi Goldberg – the US actress and Academy Award winner has spoken about her hearing loss and the fact that she wears hearing aids. She attributes her hearing problem to many years of listening to loud music.
  • Bill Clinton – was fitted with hearing aids in 1997, while still US President. His doctors attributed his hearing loss to noise exposure from long hours of rock band practice in his youth. Prior to having hearing aids fitted, Prersident Clinton had complained of struggling to hear conversations in crowded rooms, which is a classic symptom of noise induced hearing loss.
  • Pete Townsend – the legendary guitarist was exposed to very loud noise while performing with the Who over many years, including, on occasion from explosions when drumnmer Keith Moon would blow up his drum kit at the end of a set.
  • Chris Martin – the Coldplay singer has had tinnitus for over ten years. He now wears moulded ear plugs when performing, to protect his ears.

Hearing loss and tinnitus caused by noise exposure can be life limiting for sufferers, whether it has been caused by loud noise or from industrial exposure. Hearing aids can help, but those provided on the NHS may not be as effective as those available privately. Private hearing aids can be expensive. This is not an issue for the rich and famous but many people may find themselves priced out of the private hearing aid market.

However, if you have suffered noise induced hearing loss from exposure to excessive noise then you may be able recover the cost of private hearing aids as part of a no win, no fee hearing loss claim.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

All claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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