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Run-down of a LHWCA Hearing Loss Claim
You need to determine the details of your hearing loss claim under the AMA Guides to Permanent Impairment.
For example, suppose you have a 25.8% impairment of both ears.
You look at the Table of Schedules and see that "Compensation for loss of hearing in both ears" is 200 weeks.
Suppose you have an Average Weekly Wage of $987.33.
$987.33 x 2/3 = $658.21
So, your compensation rate is $658.21
The permanent disability calculation is as follows:
200 weeks x 25.8 = 51.6 weeks
$658.21 x 51.6 weeks = $33,963.63
You are then entitled to $33,963.63 in permanent disability for your loss of hearing.
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