Industrial Deafness Australia is the only independent, not for profit organisation, concerned with the prevalence of industrial hearing loss in Australia. Our aim is to foster awareness of the link between hearing loss, tinnitus and workplace noise and to educate sufferers of available assistance. Currently, receiving treatment and one’s entitlements is a complex process, requiring numerous appointments with different service providers, often located in distant localities. Industrial Deafness Australia makes this easier by making all the necessary services available in the same location, especially in regional areas.
Industrial Deafness Australia sponsors a National Awareness Campaign to highlight the causes and available solutions to Industrial Deafness. We provide free hearing assessments and arrange for other professionals to provide free advice at convenient and accessible locations.
Don’t Suffer in Silence
If you have been exposed to excessive noise in your workplace or elsewhere and suffer with any of the following symptoms, then you may have industrial deafness;
- Lack of hearing in one or both ears
- Missing part or full sentences in a conversation
- Struggling to hear speech when there is background noise
- Having to turn up the TV or radio to high levels to hear properly
- Temporary or permanent lack of hearing
- Constant ringing, buzzing, hissing, droning, roaring and ticking noises is a sign of tinnitus
The deterioration caused by excessive noise is an irreversible condition that will greatly impact the quality of life for sufferers. These kinds of conditions occur from being exposed to high noise levels for extended periods of time, and it sometimes takes years to fully develop or even be noticed.
Your free hearing test will indicate the extent of your condition. Therefore, if you experience symptoms of permanent hearing loss then complete our online hearing test.
Industrial Deafness Entitlements
If you have suffered industrial deafness through work , you may be entitled to compensation depending on the seriousness of your condition. Specific legal advice should be sought.
If you are suffering from any form of hearing loss or wish to obtain further information, please contact our head office today on 1300 655 414