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Noise induced hearing loss in Great Britain

20,000 Estimated number of workers with work-related hearing problems1

90 New claims for work-related deafness in 2016 2

New claims for work-related deafness in Great Britain from 2007 to 2016 2

Male / Female split of new claims for work-related deafness from 2007 to 2016 2

Male / Female split of new claims for Vibration








Over the last ten years, just ten of the 1,505 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.

Notes

  1. Includes workers with new and longstanding hearing problems.  Estimated using three years of the Labour Force Survey from 2014/15 to 2016/17.
  2. New claims under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Scheme.

Further information

Updated 2017-11-13