Military Hearing Loss Claim Amounts
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Military Hearing Loss Claim Amounts
Military service often comes with a range of risks and sacrifices, one of which is exposure to loud noises that can lead to hearing loss. Veterans who have experienced hearing damage or noise induced hearing loss during their service may be eligible to file a military deafness claim to receive compensation and support. In this article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of military deafness claims, explaining the process and highlighting the importance of seeking compensation for veterans facing hearing-related issues.
Military deafness, also known as hearing loss or tinnitus, occurs when military personnel are exposed to excessive noise levels without adequate protection. This exposure can result from combat situations, training exercises, or the operation of noisy equipment such as firearms, heavy machinery, or aircraft. Over time, this exposure can lead to irreversible damage to the auditory system.
The Impact of Military Deafness
The loss of hearing can have a significant impact on a veterans quality of life. Many of the veterans we have looked to pursue compensation for have struggled for years with not being able to hear in social situations or demanding working environments once they leave the army. Hearing loss and tinnitus can lead to social isolation, difficultites with communication, reduced job prospects and in cases we have dealt with in the past have a significant impact on mental health.
Like any other employer the military is also bound by the noise in work regulations act 1989. They have a duty of care to provide their employees with adequate noise protection equipment if they are exposed to noise above 85db. If they are or where negligent of this and your hearing has been damaged then we can look to assess how much damage has been sustained.
How much can you claim for Military Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss can manifest itself in a very subtle manner. It is not always completely apparent you may be suffering with damage although classical symptoms can present themselves as
Struggling to hear in group situations.
Mishearing certain words or syllables in sentences
Not being able to hear the TV without it being turned up high
Having to focus and concentrate to hear if someone is not facing you especially in noisy environments.
The criteria for a military noise damage claim
If you have served in the British army, Navy, special forces after 1987 then you can be eligible to claim.
Exposed to any type of excessive noise damage above 85db including but not restricted to
Who can claim for armed forces noise induced hearing loss?
Who provides military noise damage compensation
What is the claims process?
1.Seek Medical Diagnosis Our team of expert ENT audiologists and ENT consultants will impartially run state of the art diagnostic testing to determine if you hearing has been affected by noise damage. We are not a marketing company so our results are uncompromised and accurate. Every test battery includes broadband tympanometry to further enhance the measurement of cochlear dead regions which is important when a hearing test may not yet show signs of noise damage which does not always necessarily mean damage has not been done.
2. Our ENT consultants will then examine you and write a report of our diagnostic finding to our specialised solicitors who have 20 years of experience in the field of noise induced compensation claims.
3- We save you time- Often inaccurate hearing test results are undertaken whereby a patient may have ear wax or other abnormalities in the ear canal which are not removed before a hearing test is undertaken. This can have a significant impact on hearing test results especially when noise damage can be very subtle in its appearance. We make sure we perform microsuction to clear you ears before any type of testing is undertaken to ensure you have the most accurate test result.
3. We are audiologists so you are being tested by professionals at our hearing centres across the country. If you cannot come to us we can try and arrange a convenient appt at your home when possible. We have been undertaing diagnostic noise induced hearing testing for industrial deafness for over 10 years so we are very experienced.
Military deafness claims are a crucial avenue for veterans to seek compensation and support for hearing loss or tinnitus resulting from their service. Understanding the claims process and gathering appropriate evidence can improve your chances of a successful claim. If you or someone you know is a veteran experiencing hearing-related issues, don’t hesitate to explore this options
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