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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 63

Loss of hearing because of age

    (1)     This section applies in working out the percentage of the decrease of hearing in relation to boilermakers deafness of a worker who is the prescribed age or older, but does not apply to total hearing loss in either of the worker's ears.

    (2)     For this part, it is to be conclusively presumed that the worker's loss of hearing to be attributed to loss of hearing because of age is 0.5 decibels for each complete year of the worker's age over the prescribed age.

    (3)     In this section:

"prescribed age "means—

        (a)     for a male—55 years old; or

        (b)     for a female—65 years old.



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