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Do I have a claim for hearing loss or tinnitus from work?

Lots of people work in loud and noisy environments.  If you have lost hearing or have tinnitus due to noise exposure at work, you likely have a viable workers' compensation claim.  The benefits for getting an accepted hearing loss claim include hearing aids for life, plus medical treatment.  You will also be entitled to a lump sum dollar amount for your permeant hearing loss.  This is calculated based on your age, sex, and the amount of hearing loss.  It is usually between $7,000 and $35,000. When can I file a workers' compensation claim for hearing loss? There are a few caveats to having a good hearing loss claim.  First, it must be filed within one year of a doctor (not an audiologist, an actual medical doctor) telling you your hearing loss is work related.  Keep in mind this does not include a work sponsored hearing tester telling you that you have hearing loss or tinnitus.   Can I file for work related hearing loss if I am retired? Yes, a workers' compensation claim f

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