Category Archives: Hearing Loss

Deaf Awareness Week 2018 – understanding for those suffering hearing loss

[breadcrumb] Deaf Awareness Week 2018 – understanding for those suffering hearing loss 14 – 20 May 2018 is Deaf Awareness Week #DAW18. Organised by the charity Action on Hearing Loss, the week aims to promote an understanding of what it is like to suffer hearing loss, and to encourage people to help others by speaking […]

Landmark workplace hearing loss win for Opera House musician

[breadcrumb] Landmark workplace hearing loss win for Opera House musician In a decision that has sent shockwaves through the music industry, a judge has found that a viola player suffered ‘acoustic shock’ when rehearsing Wagner’s Die Walkure in 2012, and that the Royal Opera House is responsible for a £750,000 compensation claim. The ruling, the […]

World Hearing Day coincides with study revealing chemicals induce deafness

[breadcrumb] World Hearing Day coincides with study revealing chemicals induce deafness 3 March is World Hearing Day. This is an annual awareness-raising initiative organised by the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme draws attention to the anticipated rise in the number of people with hearing loss across the world and is called ‘Hear the future… […]

What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line?

[breadcrumb] What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line? It is no secret that human involvement on the modern day production line is becoming less and less. Advancements in technology has given us quicker, more accurate production and lower cost workforces based outside of the UK is ultimately driving more and more […]

Hearing Loss linked to Dementia

[breadcrumb] Hearing Loss linked to Dementia An international study published in scientific journal The Lancet has revealed that hearing loss in middle age is one of nine factors that contribute to the risk of dementia.  It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, smoking and physical inactivity. The study was presented at the Alzheimer’s […]

Headphone use could complicate NIHL cases

[breadcrumb] Headphone use could complicate NIHL cases As Deaf Awareness Week approaches (15-21 May), experts warn that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) problems could escalate in the future due to excessive headphone use.  Whilst workplace NIHL cases are on the decrease, recreational NIHL is on the rise, and could have the potential to make NIHL compensation […]

Stem cell hope for NIHL sufferers

[breadcrumb] Stem cell hope for NIHL sufferers Scientists at Harvard University have used stem cells to create human hair cells which detect sound in the inner ear, offering a potential future therapy for sufferers of noise induced hearing loss. Dr Jeff Karp, based at Brigham & Women’s University at Harvard, looked at the way birds […]

Dramatic increase in Building Sector health non-compliance

[breadcrumb] Dramatic increase in Building Sector health non-compliance The UK’s largest construction safety group has reported a 42% rise in the number of ‘Hand Arm Vibration’ non-compliances in the past year. The increase is based on over 20,000 independent inspections carried out by Building Safety Group in 2016. The number of noise related non-compliances has […]

Tinnitus Awareness Week – Solihull man urges sufferers to get checked

[breadcrumb] Tinnitus Awareness Week – Solihull man urges sufferers to get checked On Tinnitus Awareness Week, we take a look at the case of a Solihull man who was unaware that his hearing problems were caused by his career in engineering. Roy Browning, 57, from Solihull had put his hearing problem down to getting older.  […]

What the future holds for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

[breadcrumb] What the future holds for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss On October 18th experts in the field of noise-induced hearing (NIHL) loss gathered at Manchester United Football Club to debate the future of NIHL claims, given the recent dramatic rise in numbers. Many practitioners believe that the rise in NIHL claims is a direct result of […]