industrial deafness compensation payouts

Industrial Deafness Compensation Payouts: Noise Induced Hearing Loss And Tinnitus Claims

Find out how your solicitor calculates the amount of compensation your industrial deafness & tinnitus claim is worth.

We provide compensation amount calculations and quick reference payout tables for all manner of severity of noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus hearing damage – when noise exposure has taken place at work.

Tables Of Payouts For Industrial Deafness / Tinnitus In 2024

We set out in two tables the compensation amounts you can recover for pain and suffering for all degrees of partial hearing loss and tinnitus – followed by payouts for complete industrial deafness in one and both ears (with related loss of speech).

Don’t Forget Compensation For Financial Loss And Expense
Your solicitor will calculate additional compensation for the financial loss and expense you may have already experienced up to the time your claim concludes plus any expenses you may incur in the future (after settlement has concluded).
Financial loss and expense will be unique to you and will be added to your pain and suffering compensation (as set out in our payout tables) to give your overall claim settlement.

Payout Table For Partial Hearing Loss / Tinnitus In 2024

Partial Hearing Loss / TinnitusClaim Payout
Low level hearing loss
Low level tinnitus
Up to £7,000
Low level hearing loss
Low level tinnitus
£7,400 – £12,600
Mild hearing loss
Mild tinnitus
Mild hearing loss
Mild tinnitus
£12,600 – £15,000
Moderate hearing loss, and
Moderate tinnitus
Serious hearing loss, or
Serious tinnitus
£15,000 – £29,700
Serious hearing loss
Serious tinnitus
£29,700 – £45,500

Payouts Table For Total Industrial Deafness In 2024

Total DeafnessClaim Payout Amount
Total deafness in one ear
(with or without tinnitus)
£31,000- £45,500
Total deafness in both ears£91,000 – £110,000
Total deafness in both ears
Loss of speech
£110,000 – £141,000

How does your solicitor know how much compensation to claim for your industrial deafness?

Hearing test and medical report

To support your hearing loss claim – your solicitor will obtain a medical report from a hearing specialist, typically an ENT / Ear Nose & Throat specialist.

This expert will examine you,  have your hearing tested by an audiologist (the results of your hearing test are plotted out in an audiogram) and will scrutinise your medial history in relation to any reported hearing problems and tests.

The expert will then produce a medical report based on this examination and your hearing test audiogram, which will specify the your industrial deafness in both ears from noise exposure at work.

noise induced hearing loss test
Noise Induced Hearing Loss Test

Judicial guidance and case law

Based on this medical report your solicitor will refer to judicial guidance and case law (claims decided by the courts in the past) for claims with similar hearing loss levels to determine the compensation payouts you should be able to recover.

Range of values for pain and suffering compensation

Calculating compensation amounts for pain and suffering caused by industrial deafness is not an exact science as caselaw can vary. Your solicitor will therefore likely provide you with a range of compensation sums your hearing damage could be worth as compared to an exact figure.

Remember – the amount of compensation you can claim for industrial deafness depends on several factors, including whether: hearing damage is partial or total; you suffer from tinnitus and whether your noise induced hearing loss in one or both of your ears.

Your specific past and future financial loss

In addition to compensation for the hearing loss itself – you can also claim compensation for past and future financial loss and expense (special damages) incurred as a direct result of your hearing loss. Such losses may include lost income and the cost of an hearing aid.

Adding all your compensation together

Your solicitor will add the compensation sum for pain and suffering to the financial loss and expense-  to give your overall compensation payout entitlement.

Examples of compensation payout amounts for industrial deafness and tinnitus

As a rough guideline, in 2024 you can expect to receive the following amounts:

Low level hearing loss or tinnitus

Low level noise induced hearing loss with no tinnitus or low level tinnitus with no hearing loss will lead to a compensation claim payout of up to £7,000.

Low level noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus

Low level or occasional tinnitus with low level industrial deafness with lead to an average compensation payout between £7,400 – £12,600.

Mild hearing loss or tinnitus

Mild noise induced hearing loss with no tinnitus or mild tinnitus with no hearing loss – could result in your compensation being calculated around £11,700.

Mild NIHL and mild tinnitus

Mild hearing loss from noise and mild tinnitus together will lead a to a compensation claim calculated between £12,600 – £15,000.

Moderate tinnitus and moderate hearing loss / serious hearing loss or serious tinnitus

Moderate tinnitus and moderate industrial deafness together or serious noise induced hearing loss alone / serious tinnitus alone would cause your compensation settlement to be calculated between £15,000 – £29,700.

Serious noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus

Severe tinnitus with more serious hearing loss – your average claim payout would be calculated between £29,700 – £45,500.

Total industrial deafness in one ear

Total deafness in one ear with or without tinnitus – your average payout amount would be between £31,000- £45,500.

Total deafness in both ears

Total hearing loss in both ears with no tinnitus or loss of speech – compensation amounts will range between £91,000 – £110,000.

Total deafness in both ears and loss of speech

Total industrial deafness in both ears and loss of speech (typically relevant when the hearing loss occurs at a young age) – your compensation settlement will be calculated between £110,000 – £141,000.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Summary And Next Steps

In this article you have found out all about how your solicitor calculates average compensation payouts for all manner of industrial deafness and tinnitus claims.

See our noise induced hearing loss claim article to find out all about occupational hearing loss – what it is and how it is caused.

We provide specialist solicitor online / direct dial telephone help if you suspect you have hearing loss from noise exposure at work. You can ask an online question, have your claim assessed or discuss your potential industrial deafness claim in person with a specialist solicitor.