Hearing loss claim

Guide to Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Northern Ireland 

Making a noise induced hearing loss claim in Northern Ireland can be confusing. Many don’t know where to start or who to turn to. Paschal O’Hare has represented people who suffered noise induced hearing loss for over 50 years. We have distilled this experience into this practical guide that we hope you find useful. 

What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

Noise induced hearing loss, often abbreviated as NIHL, is hearing loss caused by loud noises in the workplace. It can range from temporary to permanent hearing loss. It is less common than age related hearing loss and can affect one or both ears. 

Common Symptoms of Noise induced hearing loss

The main symptoms of noise industrial deafness include:

  • Muffled or distorted hearing
  • Difficulty hearing high pitched noises
  • Feeling pressure in one or both ears
  • Ringing in your ears (tinnitus)

Unfortunately, noise induced hearing loss can last from minutes to days. If you are suffering from any of the above, or have any other symptoms, make sure to contact your physician immediately. 

Process of Making a Hearing Loss Claim in Northern Ireland

This is how the hearing loss claims process work in Northern Ireland:

    • Firstly, contact our solicitors who will organise a private hearing test with an audiologist. They will reveal the severity of the hearing loss.
    • Secondly, if the hearing test shows evidence of possible noise induced hearing loss, we will obtain a report from an ENT Consultant who will review your employment history and determine which environment is responsible for your hearing loss.
    • Thirdly, we will send letters of claim to the insurers for the employers identified as having contributed to your hearing loss and issue proceedings against them.
    • Lastly, we negotiate a settlement to your satisfaction.

Our noise induced hearing loss solicitors have helped many in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. If you have any questions, please complete our contact form or visit us in our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus. 

Who are the best Noise Induced Hearing Loss solicitors in Northern Ireland?

We have a long history of helping people suffering from noise induced hearing loss. We understand how NIHL can impact your life and the life of your family. Whether you’re located in Belfast and across Northern Ireland, we are here to help. Learn more about our services or contact us today.


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