In the workplace, employees are generally aware of the dangers that surround them. Work injuries are very industry specific, and as you can imagine, some work environments are more dangerous than others.

For example, jobs in the airline, farming, construction, music, and machinery industries all carry the risk of one common injury that you may not find in other occupations: loss of hearing.

Acoustic trauma is characterized as injury to the inner ear caused by high decibel noise over a long period of time, or can occur from single loud noise. Trauma to the ear drum can cause permanent hearing loss.


Because of the serious ramifications of acoustic trauma, the law says that employees who are exposed to 85 decibels of noise per hour, or who are subject to sudden loud noises, must be protected by their employers.

Failure, by an employer, to provide his or her employee with protection against continuous or excessively loud noises, is considered negligence. Therefore, employers must require their employees to wear protective head gear to avoid permanent injury.

If you or someone you love is exposed to loud noises at there place of employment, it is important to recognize the following warning signs of workplace hearing loss:

  • Inability to hear high pitched noises
  • Difficulty understanding others
  • Muffed and/or distorted sounds
  • Ringing in the ears

Your hearing is precious. It allows you to evaluate and enjoy the world around you. If you or a family member have been robbed of your ability to hear by someone else’s negligence, you have to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will be your advocate and help you get compensated for the loss you have suffered

As your Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

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Serious Risk for Workplace Induced Hearing Loss
When we think of workplace injuries, we typically envision a broken arm, deep cut, amputation etc. We don't normally consider hearing loss to be a workplace injury... but it is. Many employees are subjected to loud or high pitched noise on a daily basis. As such, the noise can result in permanent hearing impairment. Hearing loss due to a load or high pitch workplace environment is considered an injury and a lawsuit can be filed. Consult with an experience injury attorney.
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