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Has my hearing been damaged working in a nightclub?

I'm 21 years old and I have worked in nightclubs for a few years. I wasn't given earplugs and when I asked for them my boss just said he didn't have any. I quit the nightclub life because I struggle to hear the customers. It's been 4 years since I left and I struggle with hearing in my right ear. I have to have subtitles on TV because I struggle to understand what it says and I can't understand what people say when they talk quietly. Is this concerning for someone of my age?

Answer: 

Anyone who works in a very noisy environment should always be advised to wear some form of hearing protection. There is a possibility that your hearing may have been affected over a few years of working in a noisy place. My best advice is to book an appointment at your local hearing centre so that the audiologist can carry out a thorough assessment of your hearing.

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