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BOD Decision -2012/03/29-03 – Permanent Disability Awards for Tinnitus

At the March 29, 2012 Board of Directors meeting, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #31.00, Hearing Loss, of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual, Volume II, to provide that permanent disability awards for tinnitus are available where tinnitus is a compensable consequence of noise-induced hearing loss, in the range of 0% to 5% of total disability when assessed under the loss of function method. 

These changes came into effect on June 1, 2012, and apply to all decisions made on or after that date.

Meeting Date: Mar 29, 2012 File type: PDF (215 KB) Asset type: Policy & Regulation Decision