Occupational Hearing Loss is caused by prolonged exposure to noise at work which results in the damage of the nerve cells of the inner ear. This course enables participants to gain an understanding of occupational hearing loss, through knowledge of:
- the anatomy of the ear including, how sound is transmitted, how hearing is tested and how the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) adjudicates hearing loss claims; and
- different scenarios for hearing loss including, asymmetrical hearing loss, presbycusis, Ménière’s disease, and Otosclerosis.
The adjudication process and apportionment for compensable and non-compensable hearing loss are also discussed.