Does exposure to noise cause tinnitus?
Yes. Noise exposure is the most common cause of tinnitus.
Studies have shown that people who have worked in a noisy job are up to three times more likely to experience tinnitus.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears, or in the head, when there is no external sound present. It is considered a symptom rather than a disease. It can occur suddenly or develop gradually over time.
What are the symptoms of tinnitus?
People often describe tinnitus as a ringing, whining or buzzing sound. These sounds and symptoms vary from person to person.
Tinnitus can lead to difficulties with sleeping, hearing certain noises, and concentrating on tasks. In some cases, it can have a profound effect on an individual’s quality of life.
What causes industrial tinnitus?
Workers with prolonged exposure to noise in the workplace can develop an inner ear damage. This causes hearing loss and tinnitus.
Noises from industrial tools, heavy machinery and manufacturing equipment represent a higher risk to developing tinnitus.
Is there a way to manage or alleviate tinnitus?
Various management options exist to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus. Hear My Claim has helped numerous individuals to receive this treatment with no out-of-pocket expense.
Can I make a claim for my tinnitus condition?
Hear My Claim will be able to advise you on what steps you can take related to your tinnitus condition.