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.

Consequentially, Industrial Deafness is the cause of much heartache in the household – having selective hearing, blasting everyone with the volume level of the TV and struggling to interact with grandchildren, or with friends and family in a crowded setting, are common things we hear from households where an individual has industrial deafness.

Another common symptom of industrial deafness, is the constant ringing/buzzing/whistling in your ears – a condition known as tinnitus. Tinnitus is a debilitating condition which can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Psychological problems with industrial deafness tinnitus range from anxiety, sleep loss to severe depression.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that there are 22 Million Americans with industrial deafness. By way of comparison, that is the equivalent to every person in the whole state of New York.

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