Did you know that occupational deafness, also called professional deafness, is one of the most common work-related illnesses? According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (Quebec Public Health Institute), between 300,000 and 400,000 workers are exposed to excessive noise in the workplace on the daily basis. Contrary to popular belief, occupational deafness does not just affect factory workers: professional musicians, dentists, teachers, daycare educators, heavy vehicle operators, farmers, metro/subway drivers, carpenters, ambulance personnel and airplane pilots can also be affected.

Three main factors can lead to hearing loss: 

  • Sound exposure level (sound intensity)
  • Duration of exposure (number of years)
  • Age of the person 

Prevention is key

It is possible to slow down or stop hearing impairment linked to professional deafness. If you feel that you are at risk, come to see us right away. Our hearing aid specialists will help you to better understand your hearing condition and will recommend solutions such as customized earplugs or ear moulds to protect you from harmful sounds. 

Are you suffering from occupational deafness?

Our attentive hearing aid specialists will take the time to listen to you, to thoroughly understand your situation and all the problems relating to your hearing loss. They will then recommend several solutions that will allow you to effectively address your deafness and guide you through the process.

More men than women suffer from occupational deafness: close to 98% of cases accepted by the CSST involve men.