Have you ever worked in a noisy job?
Are you having trouble hearing others?
Have you been employed in an industry with a lot of noise?
You may have workplace hearing loss from the industry
Do you know anyone who has suffered hearing loss through noise exposure?
You are not alone and may be entitled to more than you think because the time to act is now.
Hearing loss symptoms include:
- Background noise overriding normal conversations
- Buzzing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Difficulty hearing loved ones
- Constantly asking people to repeat their words
As an independent company You Hear, in conjunction with our legal partners, are helping SA workers cut through the daunting task and red tape of claiming for a noise-induced work injury.
You Hear can help you start the claim process or help you with already existing claim, if:
- You are currently working
- You have retired after September 1987
- Your hearing aids are 5 years or older
- Your hearing aids don't work or aren't meeting your hearing loss requirements
- You have constant ringing, buzz or hissing sounds in your ears (known as tinnitus)
- You struggle to communicate with your loved ones, particularly if there is background noise
Contact us now for a free assessment and discussion.
Your hearing may be affected, but all is not lost
If you have been exposed to loud noise while working, you may be entitled to hearing aids every 5 years for the life of your claim, with no cost to you.
Visit one of our locations to begin the process with a comprehensive hearing care consultation and hearing test.
How does it work?
Simply contact one of our friendly staff at You Hear to make an appointment with our qualified specialist to start the process.
What is the amount of relief that I can expect for my claim?
While each case is different, our dedicated team will ensure that you have the right information and resources to access any entitlement to hearing aids for you.
Where possible we will organise to have a noise injury specialist onsite at the time of our hearing test so you become fully informed of your entitlements based on the severity of your loss.
You Hear offers those with successful claims hearing aids for the life of their claim ensuring that you have the appropriate aftercare.
What is industrial deafness?
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss is defined in the NOHSC National Code of Practice (2004) as hearing impairment arising from exposure to
excessive noise at work, and is also commonly known as industrial deafness.
The extent of hearing loss increases with time of
exposure, and also increases with increasing the intensity of sound levels to which an employee is exposed.
How does hearing loss occur?
Hazardous noise affects the functioning of the
inner ear, which may cause temporary hearing loss.
After a period of time away from noise, hearing
may be restored.
With further exposure to hazardous noise, the ear
will gradually lose its ability to recover and the
hearing loss will become permanent.
The team at DBH Lawyers have a proven track record of prosecuting noise induced hearing loss claims. They have the expertise and experience to ensure that you have the best odds in receiving your entitlement to hearing aids and a possible lump sum. They will provide you a free, no obligation assessment of your case and will outline your options moving forward. They do all the work, so you won’t have to.