You may be entitled to workers’ compensation for a work-related hearing loss

See what coverage, discounts, and benefits you can expect.

Talk to our insurance and benefits expert today about your situation

Cognitive Disorders and Hearing Loss

Cognitive disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, sometimes share a connection with hearing loss.

Learn how you can keep your brain and your hearing healthier longer with the help of Beltone Tristate’s team of hearing care specialists.

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It’s a noisy world filled with noisy jobs. Is yours one of them?

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common ways in which people experience hearing loss, second only to the type of hearing loss that results naturally from aging. 

Whether it’s due to prolonged exposure to noise, or a single loud event, noise-related occupational hazards can be found across a wide range of industries, including professions like construction, contracting, factory, and agricultural work, as well as jobs you might not associated with hearing loss, like early childhood education, landscaping, hospitality work, and much more. 

Hearing loss related to work isn’t limited to noise-induced hearing loss, however. Exposure to otoxic chemicals can also cause hearing loss, or make one’s hearing more susceptible to damage. You deserve to know the risks of exposure at your place of employment.

If you’re someone who is experiencing hearing loss due to your occupation, then you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

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The Connection Between Your Brain and Your Hearing

The instances where more than one health condition is simultaneously present in the body are known as comorbidities. This area of study has become an important area of focus for many health researchers.

Some of these studies have led to both greater insight about certain health conditions and new solutions for those suffering from a wide variety of ailments.

The world of hearing is no different when it comes to comorbidities, with health experts drawing correlations between hearing loss and smoking, circulatory issues, diabetes, depression, as well as brain-related conditions like dementia.

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What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a benefit designed to help protect workers, their families, and their employers when a worker is injured on the job, by helping to cover certain expenses related to medical bills, medical supplies, and lost wages. 

While there is a federally mandated program designed to protect federal workers and their dependents in the event of work-related injury or disease, those workers employed by the state or by private companies are subject to different programs, all of which vary the worker’s respective state of residence or employment

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