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If you are currently working or have worked in excessive noise and have hearing loss, you may be eligible for compensation for the hearing loss. There are two types of compensation; you may be eligible for hearing aids and services to treat your hearing loss and financial compensation for damages.
Loud noise can permanently damage your hearing. This is called noise-induced hearing loss or sometimes referred to as industrial hearing loss. The type of compensation you may receive will depend on the percentage hearing loss that is due to noise and is calculated from your hearing test. Generally, if you have a hearing loss greater than 7% you can make a claim for 'Medical and Like' expenses and if accepted you will be able to receive free hearing aids and services. If your hearing loss is over 10% you can make a claim for monetary compensation and be awarded a lump sum of money.
Do I have a hearing loss that may be claimable for workers compensation?
We can provide you with a free hearing screening and advise you on whether the degree and type of hearing loss you have may be compensable through Workers Compensation. We can also refer you on to lawyers who offer 'no win, no fee' service and who will be able to advise you on the type of compensation you may be eligible for.
Melbourne Audiology Centre (MAC) can provide services to injured workers under all programs: Worksafe (VIC), iCare (NSW) and Comcare.
MAC is a contracted hearing services provider to WorkSafe Victoria which means you won't have any out of pocket costs if you get your hearing services and hearing aids from us.
MAC has been providing hearing aids and hearing services to injured workers since 2000 and we have a high level of expertise in treating industrial hearing loss.
We are the experts in Victoria and have assisted many injured workers to improve their hearing with new hearing aids.