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Safety gloves users should be made aware of tinnitus problems

Awareness of tinnitus should be raised among the likes of UK workmen, it has been suggested, as they may not currently be taking enough precautions against it.

Sign Health's chief executive Steve Powell has outlined that tinnitus might prove to be a problematic condition for people in various walks of life.

Construction workers considering the adoption of hearing protection in addition to equipment like safety gloves might be spurred on by Mr Powell's comments that workmen can be affected by loud noise.

He said: 'You often see work men who are perhaps doing pavements and they have got saws tugging up the paving slabs [but] none of them are wearing hearing aids at all.'

Meanwhile, Deafsign.com has recently revealed that tinnitus may have proven to be annoying for as many as five per cent of the country's adult population, with this figure said to equate to around 2.3 million people.

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