KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Irish employers are required to inform employees if the noise level in the workplace is likely to exceed 85 dBA, and to tell them about the potential risk of hearing damage. They are also obliged to provide the services of a qualified audiologist to offer hearing checks and, if necessary, hearing protection. Workers in aviation, agriculture, construction, forestry and manufacturing have a significantly higher risk of developing tinnitus and hearing difficulty. So if you work in any of these industries, it’s imperative that you take precautions.