Boom! Crash! Subwoofer! Zing! There are a lot of sounds that our ears just can’t handle. Sometimes, when you are near a loud explosion or sit next to a speaker while the music booms at loud volumes, it can create temporary hearing loss. Normally this will go away in a little while, like after a good night’s sleep. Sometimes, however, you may end up with tinnitus. This is a ringing in the ears, and can be very irritating and painful. If you are exposed to a loud noise for a lengthy amount of time, then you might end up with permanent hearing loss. In this case, it means that your hearing won’t ever restore itself in the future.
If you work in a location where you are constantly hearing loud noises and are not advised to wear protective ear-gear like headphones, then you might end up saying "what?" a lot more than you would want to. Listening to loud music can also perpetrate permanent hearing loss. Children with developing ears can also struggle with this situation when they are permitted to work with machinery or blast music without protective ear-ware. For example, children who are in woodshop class at school and don’t put on headphones when they are operating the saws may end up with this sort of damage.
If you suffer severe ear damage, there is a chance that you won’t be able to recover and may end up with severe hearing issues. If this is someone else’s fault, then you may have a viable lawsuit on your hands. You should not have to suffer with a lifetime of not hearing merely because you were told to participate in an activity that tampered with your ability to hear. Contact a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles if you have more questions or want to talk about how to start hearing loss litigation.