Noise induced hearing loss can either come immediately or overtime. If it happens immediately, it is usually due to an extremely loud sound like an explosion or a falling object.
Hearing loss can also occur gradually through continued exposure to loud noises that damages the hearing over time. This can come through such things as regular use of industrial machinery.
Noise induced hearing loss can affect just one ear or it can affect both, meaning if you suffer from partial deafness you can make a claim for hearing loss compensation.
If you lose your hearing because you’ve been subjected to a loud noise in a public place, then you can also make a claim.
Hearing loss is irreversible, so once it’s gone you cannot get it back. If your employer has recklessly exposed you to continuous loud noise and robbed you of your hearing, then you have the right to make a claim.