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Call centres can be noisy place to work at the best of times. Unlike other noisy places of work, people who work in call centres can be exposed to something called ‘Acoustic Shock’
Acoustic shock is associated with accidents concerning exposure to high frequency, high intensity, short bursts of sound normally experienced by call centre operatives wearing phone head sets.
What if you don’t work in a call centre?
Acoustic shock is not just related to noisy call centres and busy telephone receptions, but also to telephone engineers who experience acoustic shock from line testing.
There isn’t any set amount of time that you must have worked in noisy conditions to build up problems with your hearing and to experience the symptoms of acoustic shock. The damage greatly depends on how susceptible you are as an individual to noise damage, as well as the actual noise levels you are required to work in. However, generally speaking the noisier your work place is and the more you are exposed to short high frequency noises, the more likely you are to develop hearing problems from acoustic shock.
Is there a cut off date for bringing a claim for acoustic shock?
Many people are put off from contacting us because they do not notice difficulties with their hearing years after the actual exposure occurred or the firm they worked for is no longer trading, and they believe that nothing can be done. These generalisations are wrong and could mean that you’re missing the compensation you deserve.
You have up to three years from the day you acknowledged that you had a problem with your hearing to bring a claim for compensation. If you realise that you have developed hearing problems from high pitch acoustic shocks at work, then contact us today on 0800 122 3036 and speak to one of our experts about a claim for compensation.
How can we help you?
We specialise in commercial diseases like acoustic shock and take great pride in providing one of the highest success rates of compensation for people who suffer from it.
Regardless how unimportant you think your claim for acoustic shock may be call us 24/7 as we are here to help.
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