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Noise induced hearing loss in Great Britain

23,000 Estimated number of workers with work-related hearing problems, 2015/16 to 2017/181
(LFS)

70 New claims for work-related deafness in 2017
(IIDB)

New claims for work-related deafness in Great Britain from 2008 to 2017

Source: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)

Male / Female split of new claims for work-related deafness from 2008 to 2017

Male / Female split of new claims for Vibration








Over the last ten years, just ten of the 1,395 claims were from women.

Differences are likely to reflect smaller numbers of women having worked in jobs that meet the eligibility criteria for this condition.

Source: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)

More information on Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Great Britain

Notes

  1. Includes workers with new and longstanding hearing problems.  Estimated using three years of the Labour Force Survey from 2015/16 to 2017/18.
Updated 2018-10-17