Sheffield Man's Deafness Appeal

Industrial Deafness

16.02.2009

A Sheffield man who developed noise induced hearing loss after working at a steel works is appealing for former colleagues to come forward with information on the working conditions.

Mohammed Sad, 72, from Attercliffe, worked as a rolling mill operative between 1969-1974 at Rotherham Forge and Rolling Mills of Greasborough Road, Rotherham. He has developed a noise induced hearing loss because the noise has damaged the higher frequencies of his hearing.

Mohammed said: "My hearing is much worse than it used to be. Since working at the Rotherham Forge and Rolling Mills I now have to have the TV turned up louder than normal. I often miss people calling at the door and don't always hear the telephone ring. It is also very frustrating missing parts of conversations, especially when there is a bit of background noise."

Mark Allen, from the industrial illness team at Irwin Mitchell's Sheffield office, says: "It is believed that the noise emitted from the heavy machinery present in the steel works has led to Mohammed’s hearing loss. We are looking for any former workers from Rotherham Forge and Rolling Mills at that time that may be able to offer information on the working conditions."

Anyone who may be able to help should contact Mark Allen at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors on 0870 1500 100 or mark.allen@irwinmitchell.com.

If you or a loved one has suffered from hearing damage such as acoustic shock, tinnitus, and noise-induced hearing loss caused by conditions at work our solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Industrial Disease Claims page for more information.