Live Firing - Hearing Loss

Live Firing – Hearing Loss
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We are aware that many personnel are suffering from hearing loss or Tinnitus as a result of live firing, particularly assault rifles, this is almost certainly a condition known as Acute Acoustic Trauma.

Acute acoustic trauma (ATT) is the consequence of short term noise exposure to impulse noise.

Recent research in the field of Acute Acoustic Trauma has provided a greater insight in to the circumstance of hearing and tinnitus in military personnel. A detailed study carried out by the Finnish Defence Force has revealed that in spite of strict safety regulations concerning fire arms shooting, hundreds of individuals still suffered acute acoustical trauma every year resulting in symptoms such as tinnitus and/or hearing impairments. The most common causative weapon was the assault rifle. Most incidents of acute acoustical trauma occurred during combat training in the field.

If you are affected by any of the above issues and feel you would benefit from legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact Stuart Lowrey 01274 727 190 or e-mail