When we think about what we want to be when we grow up, we don’t really stop to consider how that job will affect our hearing and vision. In fact, we don’t really consider the physical nature or lack of physical nature at all. We go about following our passions or the dollar signs with disregard to how the job will start to affect our bodies negatively until they start to affect our bodies.
For example, almost every little boy wants to be a firefighter or a policeman. Yet, they don’t consider that as a firefighter the immense heat they will have to deal with and breathe through. Nor do they consider the challenging physical tests to make sure that they are healthy enough to fight a fire. Nor do they consider the hearing loss that may occur as they are constantly subjected to loud siren noises as well as loud noises from the chaos of a building burning.
Hearing and vision loss are peculiar things. Typically they don’t happen until way into your 60s. Sometimes they happen because genetically you are in the disposition to having a hearing or vision problem. However, what most don’t consider is how loud their job is and how it affects their hearing. Most don’t consider how their job affects their vision either. So what does hearing and vision impairment look like on the job?
Starting with hearing, the list for worst jobs for hearing loss are those that deal with noise constantly. Jobs such as an ambulance driver who deals with constantly hearing sirens. Or bouncers and bartenders. In those positions, you are constantly subjected to loud music or loud voices. Your ears aren’t getting used to the noise, they are getting more dull to the noise. Other jobs include a factory worker, farmer, and fight crew. All of these jobs deal with loud noises consistently. This attributes to hearing loss which can cause irritability in mood, anxiety, depression, and inability to perform duties.
Jobs that are subject to vision issues are those where you rely on your eyesight too much, or you focus with your eyes for long periods of time. That kind of strain can be a big problem for your vision. Jobs like chemists or laboratory workers are at risk of getting something foreign in their eye or getting smoke in their eyes. Welders have the same situation. People who work on computers have vision issues that can cause headaches, blurred vision, or fatigued eyes.
If you or someone you love is suffering from hearing or vision loss it may not be their age, it may be their work. Our San Diego hearing and vision loss attorney at Hiden, Rott, and Oertle, LLP, have seen so many cases that we now have a specialty in these injuries. Call at our office or click here to speak with our professional attorneys about how we can ensure that you are getting the compensated needed to get the medical attention you deserve.