Prolonged exposure to noise in the workplace in industries like construction, engineering, trucking, manufacturing and timber milling, commonly results in moderate to severe hearing loss for individuals working in these type of jobs. This condition is known as Industrial Deafness. Industrial Deafness affects the ability to hear treble sounds – the higher frequencies. As a result, individuals with Industrial Deafness have particular difficulty hearing:
- Women and children’s voices
- The TV
- Conversation in a crowded room.