Eave joins the call from campaigners during #TinnitusWeek who want to see Government make investment in tinnitus research a priority. What we do know is that exposure to loud noise is one of the biggest risk factors for tinnitus. According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, if the noise is impulsive (e.g. blasting), the risk can rise substantially.
Tinnitus can also be the ﬁrst sign that your hearing has been damaged by noise. Through our work with construction and rail industries, we regularly meet operatives who suffer from tinnitus as a result of exposure to loud noise at work.
Their stories are often distressing & are the result of an inadequate health & safety culture that has not done enough to protect the hearing of the British workforce. But through Eave’s digitally enabled headsets, which enable employers to map the noise across their sites & protect each individual’s hearing, our aim is for tinnitus to be a condition confined to the history books for the next generation of workers.