Compensation for Hearing Loss

Robert A. Dobie

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Monetary compensation for occupational hearing loss in the U.S.A. is governed by at least 57 different state and federal systems. Costs of compensation are difficult to estimate. Most U.S. jurisdictions use the 1979 AMA Method, based on pure-tone thresholds, to determine the amount of compensation. Clinical data and epidemiological models can provide useful estimates of the relative contributions of occupational noise exposure, aging, and other causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996


  • Allocation
  • Compensation
  • Hearing handicap
  • Noise-induced hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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