Jan. 1, 2015: Change to Hearing Loss Claims Policy to Take Effect


The WCB updated its policy related to occupational hearing loss to resolve a slight inconsistency between the policy and the Act. The new policy requires a Permanent Medical Impairment to be confirmed for entitlement to medical aid benefits in the form of hearing aids and a hearing test within five years of leaving the noisy workplace. The changes will provide clarity and process improvement related to noise induced hearing loss claims.