Hearing Loss (Deafness) * Loss Of Hearing

Construction workers can suffer hearing loss from the noise of power tools and after job site explosions. High noise levels on construction sites can cause hearing loss for construction workers, especially if they are exposed for a long time, and without proper hearing protection.

Also vulnerable to hearing loss injury are New York City firefighters and emergency workers. On the job, firefighters must be able to hear to receive and transmit instructions. EMS workers rely on their hearing to hear patients’ complaints, as well as hear heart sounds and breathing.

Family and social; life can be greatly affected by hearing loss.

Although some forms of hearing loss can be treated and made better, others types of hearing loss may lead to deafness or permanent hearing loss.

Symptoms of hearing loss include:

  • Temporary loss of hearing in one or both ears;
  • Ringing in one or both ears;
  • Muffled sounds;
  • Difficulty hearing others’ speak or comprehending words;
  • Needing to turn volume up on electronics;
  • Needing to ask people to loudly repeat what they are saying.

People experiencing these symptoms should seek treatment from a hearing specialist.

If you or a friend or family member has been negatively affected by hearing loss while on-the-job as a firefighter or emergency medical services technician, contact an experienced hearing loss attorney or an EMS hearing loss lawyer.

For your serious personal injury, you need legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney.

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