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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 30. Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
Chapter 50. Rules of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
1/26/2020

16VAC30-50-130. Rule 12. Hearing Loss Table.

A table for determining compensable percentage of hearing loss shall be promulgated by the commission.

All determinations are to be made (i) without the use of a hearing aid; and (ii) with a pure-tone audiometer by air conduction alone.

Hearing loss in decibels is to be recorded at 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 cycles per second. The audiometer shall be calibrated to the ANSI 1969 standard.

The average decibel loss is to be translated into percentage of compensable hearing loss of each ear according to the following table:

Average Decibel Loss

Percent of Compensable Hearing Loss

27

.8

28

2.2

29

3.6

30

5

31

6.7

32

8.3

33

10

34

11.7

35

13.3

36

15

37

16.7

38

18.3

39

20

40

21.7

41

23.3

42

25

43

26.7

44

28.3

45

30

46

31.7

47

33.3

48

35

49

36.7

50

38.3

51

40

52

41.7

53

43.3

54

45

55

46.7

56

48.3

57

50

58

51.7

59

53.3

60

55

61

56.7

62

58.3

63

60

64

61.7

65

63.3

66

65

67

66.7

68

68.3

69

70

70

71.7

71

73.3

72

75

73

76.4

74

77.8

75

79.2

76

80.6

77

82

78

83.4

79

84.8

80

86.2

81

87.6

82

89

83

90.4

84

91.8

85

93.2

86

94.6

87

96

88

97.4

89

98.8

90 and over

100

No allowance for presbycusis is to be made

Statutory Authority

§ 65.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR405-01-06, Rule 12, eff. January 1, 1994.

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