WorkCover Tests Perth
Employers are responsible for arranging all WorkCover tests to be conducted with a certified audiologist. All test results are to be submitted to WorkCover WA by the approved audiologist with a copy provided to the employee within a month after hearing tests have been completed. The results are to be kept confidential and cannot be given out to anybody without the worker’s consent.
WorkCover Hearing Claims
If the results indicate at least 10 percent hearing loss from the baseline test, a Work Cover hearing claim may be filed. WorkCover WA will advise the worker to undergo further testing with an audiologist or ENT specialist if required. If a hearing loss of ten percent or more is confirmed, Work Cover WA will send a claim form to the worker to be completed and returned. Then the work form is forwarded to the employer to lodge the form with their insurer within 5 working days. Claims can vary from full funding for hearing aids, weekly payments to cover loss of earnings, medical expenses, lump sum payments in the case of permanent impairment as well as workplace rehabilitation assistance.
Work Induced Hearing Loss
Do you suspect you might have work induced hearing loss?
Make an appointment with a certified audiologist at the Art of Hearing today! Our experienced and well-trained audiologists are WorkCover registered and dedicated to providing full hearing solutions which includes thorough hearing tests.