Young adults are at risk of hearing loss
In March 2015 the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report to coincide with International Ear Care Day on 3rd March.
The WHO has estimated that around 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults face suffering from noise induced hearing loss as a result of exposure to high levels of noise from listening to headphones at high volume or attending loud music venues.
Dr Etienne Krug, Director for the Department for Management of Non-Communicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Protection at the WHO stated:-
“As they go about their daily lives doing what they enjoy, more and more young people are placing themselves at risk of hearing loss. They should be aware that once you lose your hearing, it won’t come back. Taking simple preventative actions will allow people to continue to enjoy themselves without putting their hearing at risk.”
The WHO recommends restricting the use of personal audio devices to less than one hour per day and using these with the volume at a safe level. They also recommended wearing hearing protection when in an environment with loud sound levels.
Large numbers of older people also suffer from hearing loss caused by exposure to noise. In the past, exposure to noise in industrial workplaces was a more common cause of hearing loss than use of personal stereo equipment.
If you have hearing loss or tinnitus and you worked in heavy industry or a loud environment, you may be able to pursue a no win, no fee hearing loss or tinnitus claim.
Our noise induced hearing loss solicitors will be able to advise you on pursuing a no win no fee hearing loss claim.