Half all people with hearing loss are workers aged 15 to 64 years.
Unrecognised and untreated hearing loss has been shown to be linked to poorer health, reduced social interactions, social isolation and poorer mental health.
However, in people with a hearing loss, early treatment has been shown to benefit overall health and quality of life including social interactions, mobility, and mental health. However, delaying treatment makes it harder to recover these functions.
Reforms to Workers Compensation
If you think you have workplace injury that has affected your hearing then it is important to act promptly. Contact the Jervis Bay Hearing Centre for more information and assistance.