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Commonly Overlooked Signs of Hearing Impairment in Civilian Contractors

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Hearing loss doesn’t always happen all at once, and even when it does, the accompanying injuries may take the priority for medical care at the time. However, although hearing loss can cause constant problems that interfere with your ability to live your life, you may not fully realize that you’re suffering until someone points out the specific symptoms. Here are some signs of hearing loss that are commonly overlooked by civilian contractors:

  • You often ask people to repeat themselves.
  • You have trouble understanding conversations when there’s background noise.
  • You have a persistent “ringing” or “buzzing” in your ears.
  • It seems everyone is always mumbling.
  • You keep turning up the volume on your phone, television, radio, etc.
  • You avoid going to crowded parties and noisy venues because you know you won’t be able to have a conversation with anyone.
  • You especially have trouble hearing higher-pitched voices, like those of women and children.
  • You find yourself carefully watching people’s lips or faces so that you can understand what they’re saying.

A lot of civilian contractors who have worked overseas return home with hearing problems that range from mild to severe, but even when they realize they have a problem, many don’t know that they can pursue money and benefits for the condition under the Defense Base Act (DBA). If you have noticed a hearing impairment from the time you spent working abroad, take the time to see a doctor and talk about your rights with a honest attorney experienced with DBA claims as soon as possible.


What if I was exposed to loud noise before I worked overseas?

Fact is, you may be entitled to a significant amount of money for your hearing loss. This is the case even if you have a history of being exposed to loud noise before your worked overseas as a civilian contractor.


What if I haven't worked overseas for years?

You will usually be able to overcome any statute of limitations defenses. Meaning, you can usually still bring your DBA claim long after you have returned home. (And win.)*

But don't delay. If this is you, contact the best DBA lawyer you can find asap.

* Of course, I can't guarantee this - nothing is life or law is a certainty (other than death and taxes). But I won't take your case unless I think I will win. And I like most folks chances on this issue. But what I will do is be straight-up with  you.


Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.

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William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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