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Tinnitus and Hearing Loss: Noteworthy AMA Guides Cases

Each year in the medico-legal treatise Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis), we survey court decisions involving the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Here are some interesting cases involving tinnitus and hearing loss where the AMA Guides were applied. Attention...

Injury to the Ear, Tinnitus: Is it More of an Injury Than We Think? Are We Missing Something Here?

By Steven M. Birnbaum, Law Offices of Steven M. Birnbaum, San Rafael, California Section 908(a)(13) (33 U.S.C.S. § 908(a)(13)(E)) defines compensation for disability under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq .) and prescribes that “Determinations...

Hawaii: Injured Worker Should Receive New Device to Treat Tinnitus

The Supreme Court of Hawaii, vacating a lower court decision, held that substantial evidence showed that a new type of neuromonics device was “reasonably needed” for treating an injured worker’s tinnitus, and that based on this finding, the worker was not medically stable and unable...