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Compensation for industrial hearing loss in NSW

Have you worked in a noisy job?

You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in cash compensation, digital hearing aids, and hearing services.


Cash Payout

  • Successful claims receive ~$5,000 on average, and can be $20,420 or even more


Free hearing care and hearing aids

  • $$$$ in hearing care and hearing devices to help you manage hearing loss now and into in the future.


No upfront costs. No win, no fee

  • Australian Audiology Services will help you with your claim, including referring legal expert, as required needed. 


We can help!

Australian Audiology Services are experts in helping Clients figure out if workplace noise contributed to their hearing loss at work and helping them get compensation.


Following your hearing assessment, we can introduce you to legal counsel who are experts in workers compensation claims, who will maximise your chances of a successful claim. 


Who is eligible for industrial hearing loss claims?

If the assessed percentage of hearing loss in both ears (binaural) is 6% or more for a hearing loss injury brought on by loud noise exposure (deemed from your workplace in NSW) prior to January 1, 2002, you may be eligible for a lump sum settlement.


You may submit an application for lump sum compensation if your hearing loss was brought on by exposure to loud noise on or after January 1, 2002 (considered at your place of employment in NSW). Your level of permanent hearing impairment will be taken into account while evaluating your claim.


If the assessed percentage of hearing loss in both ears (binaural) is 20.5% or more for a hearing loss injury caused by loud noise exposure (deemed from your workplace in NSW) on or after June 19, 2012, you may be eligible to apply for a lump sum settlement. Note that 11% of people with permanent hearing impairment had binaural hearing loss of 20.5%.


As part of the application procedure for lump sum payments, the percentage of binaural hearing loss will need to be evaluated at Australian Audiology Services.

Claims process


"Is it worth the effort?"

In a word, “YES”.


Think about the future

While you may be “getting by” now, the effects of hearing damage on your life will become greater as you age. A successful claim will put money in the bank now and unlock future access to free hearing care and hearing aids for the rest of your life.


“But I liked that job… they were always good to me.”

Long-term hearing damage was the cost of doing your job something and is something you’re entitled to be compensated for. Most claims are covered by insurance companies. The employer has paid them over many years to cover claims like yours… why leave an insurance company with money that should be owed to you?

The claiming process

In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, the process for seeking Workers Compensation for industrial hearing loss is as follows:


Are you still working at the place where you were exposed to industrial noise?


  • If you are no longer working, report the injury to the employer where the hearing loss was incurred: If you have worked for several employers in noisy environments, the claim will be made against the last role you had that contributed to industrial hearing loss.
  • If you are still working, report the injury to your employer: As soon as you suspect that you have suffered from industrial hearing loss, you must inform your employer. This can be done verbally or in writing.


Come and see us for a Workers Compensation Hearing Assessment


  • Call Australian Audiology Services to arrange a “workers compensation assessment”.
  • We will assess your condition and provide you with a certificate of capacity, which will be required for your workers compensation claim. The value of a claim is linked to how much hearing loss you have.


Lodging your claim


  • The process for seeking workers compensation can be complex and time-consuming, so it is advisable to seek legal advice from a specialist workers compensation lawyer. We can certainly recommend one to you.
  • Lodge a claim: You will need to provide the employer's details, your medical certificate, and any other relevant information to support your claim. Fill out the relevant SIRA (State Insurance Regulatory Authority in NSW) Permanent Impairment Claim Form
  • The employer may dispute the claim: If your employer disputes your claim, the dispute will be referred to the WorkCover Authority of New South Wales (WorkCover NSW) for resolution.
  • WorkCover NSW will assess the claim: WorkCover NSW will assess your claim and make a decision based on the evidence provided. They may also request additional information or conduct an investigation.
  • Appeal the decision: If you are not satisfied with the decision made by WorkCover NSW, you have the right to appeal the decision to the Workers Compensation Commission.


Receive compensation


Receive compensation: If your claim is accepted, you may be entitled to receive cash compensation for lost wages and other related expenses, along with coverage for hearing aids and hearing care in the future.


Contact us today for more information

Australian Audiology Services are here to answer all of your questions and to arrange your Workers Compensation Assessments. Complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to answer your questions, or schedule an appointment at one of our hearing centres.