Hearing Loss in the Military

Hearing loss in the Military. Deaf Awareness Week is taking place from 2nd – 8th May 2022.  Tell us your story of deafness in the comment section below and how it has affected you using the #MyDeafnessStory.

Cohen Cramer is proud to support members and ex-members of the military who have suffered hearing loss due to noisy working environments.  Over the years hearing protection provided to military personnel has not been adequate resulting in thousands of people suffering lifelong and often very debilitating conditions of deafness and tinnitus.  Often, service personnel do not become aware of the noise damage caused to their ears many years later after they have left service.

There are a number of signs you may be suffering from hearing loss :

  1. Your family tells you the TV or radio is turned up too loud;
  2. You have difficulty hearing conversations in crowded rooms;
  3. You have to ask others to repeat themselves;
  4. Conversations sound muffled.

You may also experience ringing in one or both ears which can keep you awake at night.  Tinnitus can also occur when a person is exposed to excessive levels of noise.

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms and have served in the military then you may have a claim for compensation.

Typical noisy occupations include artillery/gunfire, engine noise, vehicles, or mortar bombs.  Whilst you cannot claim compensation as a result of being in active service due to the principle of “combat immunity” you can claim if your hearing protection was not adequate or sufficient and/or the system of work that has been put in place was not safe resulting in you being exposed to negligent levels of noise.

How we can help

If you have any of the above symptoms and have served in noisy occupations then please feel free to contact our specialist lawyers who will be able to advise if you have a claim for compensation.

For a full assessment and overview of your claim get in touch with us today.

Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement (no win-no fee). This means that if your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.

Diane Davison

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