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.