Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss Success
Our client served in the armed forces from 1995 to 2013. Over the course of his service he was exposed to excessive levels of noise from his use of firearms and equipment without being supplied with the appropriate equipment. This past exposure to noise has led to our client suffering with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis.
Whilst damage to hearing caused by exposure to noise can be immediately apparent in many cases, as with our client, it does not become noticeable until many years after the exposure has ended.
Although the Defendant admitted breaching their of duty of care the nature and extent of our client’s injury was not admitted.
We obtained several key expert reports to support our client. The first to confirm a diagnosis of Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis. Unfortunately, there is no present cure for hearing loss, tinnitus or hyperacusis.
Following diagnosis a further report was obtained to confirm the pieces of equipment and treatments which could assist him immediately and in the future.
The Experts’ evidence was that our client would benefit from specialist hearing aids, tinnitus treatment and additional equipment such as therapeutic sound generators. It was also considered that our client may be disadvantaged in future employment as a result of his injuries.
After negotiations both parties successfully concluded the claim with an agreed settlement of £71,000.00.
The case was handled by a Solicitor, Jonathan Cloudsdale, who specialises in Military Claims and Industrial Disease Claims.