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9.1.8 Hearing impairments


Hearing impairments are compensated under the Table of Injuries in the 1930 Act as follows:

Nature of Injury


Loss of hearing


Complete deafness of one ear


A partial hearing loss is compensated on a percentage basis under the loss of efficient use (LOEU) provisions.

For detailed discussion of the nature of loss of hearing, see Chapter 5 in this manual.


Tinnitus generally is NOT compensable as a hearing impairment under the 1930 Act as it does not normally result in a hearing loss.

If it is claimed that tinnitus has resulted in hearing loss, this specific contention must be supported by strong specialist medical evidence.