Hearing Loss

    What is hearing loss?

    Hearing loss is any problem within the hearing pathway, it can occur in the middle, outer or inner ear. 

    There are many causes of hearing loss, however a large amount of hearing loss injuries in Australia are caused by exposure to extreme noise levels at work.

    Unfortunately, many people employed in the industrial, manufacturing and construction industries are affected by hearing loss injuries which range in severity.

    If you think you have been exposed to industrial noise or believe you have suffered a hearing loss injury as a result of your employment, our expert team will sit down with you and advise you of your rights and the best possible legal path for you to take.

    FAQs

    What is hearing loss and industrial deafness?

    Hearing loss can occur for many reasons.

    Industrial deafness or hearing loss occurs when a person is subjected to continued exposure to excessive levels of noise at work and experiences hearing loss as a result.

    Often this condition develops over many years as a worker continues to be subjected to excessive levels of noise.

    A test called an Audiogram performed by an Audiologist can determine whether or not a person has suffered hearing loss.

    What types of compensation might I be entitled to?

    A worker who has suffered hearing loss may be entitled to funding for hearing devices and potentially lump sum compensation, depending on the severity of their accepted hearing loss injury.

    I’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, how can Zaparas Lawyers help me?

    Zaparas Lawyers can help you lodge a claim for hearing devices and depending on the severity of your hearing loss injury, lump sum compensation.

    At Zaparas Lawyers we have a team of dedicated lawyers who specialise in hearing loss claims. If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, call us now for an obligation and cost-free appointment to discuss your options.

    What should I bring to my first appointment?

    All you need to bring with you is a copy of your Audiogram results if you have had one and a list of the jobs you have worked in.

    How much will I pay in legal costs?

    When an injury is sustained, it is not only a traumatic and often life changing experience, it often causes great financial strain to the injured party and their family.

    This is why for 36 years Zaparas Lawyers had fought cases on a ‘No win, No charge’ basis.

    In simple terms, this means that you do not pay anything unless you win your case.