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23.6.1 Serving Members

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Claims for hearing loss for serving employees should be investigated along the following lines:

  • obtain service details where noise exposure is alleged to have happened from claimant using Hearing Loss Supporting Statement;
  • verify service details from appropriate service Career Management Area; then
  • using audiogram readings from enlistment medical documentation, compare audiogram readings with latest available medical examination records.  If a hearing loss can be identified liability should be accepted.