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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 171 - Determination of Permanent Disablement resulting from Exposure to Excessive Noise and Trauma in Industry

2. Binaural Hearing Impairment


2.1 In cases where binaural hearing impairment is claimed as a result of mechanical or acoustic trauma, the principles as laid down under paragraph 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 for occupational hearing loss due to excessive noise in industry apply, with the exception that the ENT-Surgeon/Occupational Medical practitioner should certify that the impairment found on examination is compatible with the nature of the injury sustained or is due to acoustic trauma of the nature and intensity experienced by the employee and that no other cause(s) for the impairment of hearing were found on examination.