Hearing loss is a condition caused by damage to the small cells in the inner ear or by damaged connections between the inner ear and the brain. Hearing loss can significantly impact a person’s life, from difficulty hearing speech and other sounds to feelings of isolation.
Today, in many industries, workers are at risk of developing hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to loud noise. Construction workers, factory workers, and other occupations with high noise levels are particularly vulnerable.
Therefore, it is essential these people are aware of the risks associated with prolonged exposure and take steps to protect themselves. In addition, the use of protective equipment, such as hearing aids and earplugs, is an essential precautionary measure to reduce the risk of hearing loss.
Control of occupational exposure to noise
Noise exposure standards have been established to help ensure employees’ safe and healthy workplaces. These standards are designed to protect employees from potential health risks associated with long-term exposure to high noise levels. Employers must comply with OSHA’s noise exposure standards to guarantee a safe work environment for their employees.
Is it possible to get workers’ compensation benefits for hearing damage?
Those who suffer hearing loss due to workplace hazards or injuries sustained while working in California may be eligible for benefits.
These hearing losses are pretty common and can have a lasting effect on the quality of life of those affected and their ability to work. Fortunately, by understanding their rights and responsibilities under California law, individuals can access compensation for their hearing loss. Besides that, they can access any disability benefits that may be available.
Contacting a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have experienced hearing loss due to a workplace hazard or injury in California, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. At Julie O Law, we will help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.