Apr
27
2016

Classical musician suffers noise induced hearing loss

The recent case of Chris Goldscheider, which has been widely reported in the British media, has highlighted the danger to hearing caused by exposure to loud music.

Exposure to loud pop music has been widely recognised as putting the listener at risk of noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth’s specialist hearing loss solicitors have already successfully pursued a claim for a client who worked at a major music venue without hearing protection.

Also, famed music producer Sir George Martin, who recently passed away, had hearing loss caused by exposure to loud music in recording studios.

Mr Goldscheider’s case reminds us that classical music can also cause hearing loss, if at high enough volumes.

Mr Goldscheider, who is a viola player, claims that he has suffered hearing damage as a result of rehearsals for a Royal Opera House production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. When the orchestra performed The Valkyrie, noise levels allegedly reached as high as 137 decibels.

This level of noise is as loud as a jet engine and exposure for only a few seconds at this level may damage a person’s hearing.

Mr Goldscheider’s claim against the Royal Opera House is ongoing.

If you have hearing loss or tinnitus and have been exposed to loud music, or any other source of excessive noise, then you may be able to pursue a no win no fee hearing loss claim. Our specialist hearing loss solicitors will be able to advise you how to claim industrial deafness compensation.

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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