March 07 2015 0Comment
Hearing loss through work and excess noise

Working can make you deaf!

Noise induced hearing loss is the second most common cause of adult onset hearing loss (genetics is the most common cause). Hearing loss due to work related activities is also called ‘industrial deafness‘. Common industries which can cause industrial deafness are:
  • electrical and plumbing
  • mining and engineering
  • factories and processing industry
  • agriculture and farm operators
  • council workers
  • railways and transport workers
  • heavy machinery operators
  • manufacturing
  • airline industry

Toxic substances used in the work place can also cause hearing loss. The three major classes of substances toxic to the ear are: solvents, heavy metals and asphyxiants. Mac Hearing audiologists are registered with NSW Workcover to assess and assist people with industrial deafness. If you think your hearing loss was caused by work-related activities, then contact our clinic for an assessment.