Assessment of occupational noise-induced hearing loss for ACC A practical guide for otolaryngologists
McBride, David; Gilbert, John; Baber, Bill; Macky, Margaret; Larkin, Peter; Zhang, Zhi-Ling; Skaler, Tanya
This Guide provides practical information for assessors providing specialist assessments for ACC occupational noise-induced hearing loss clients. It includes summaries of major literature reviews commissioned by ACC on key aspects of background information, as well as references to resources to assist assessors in providing high quality, evidence-based reports. Background information on relevant legislation and specific details of the New Zealand context, including useful guidance on carrying out assessments for third parties, are included. Current versions of key forms are presented in the Appendices – specifically the client-completed history form (ACC724) and the assessment form (ACC723). Both of these have been redesigned as part of the interaction between ACC and representatives of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Contributor: Zhang, Zhi-ling; Purdy, Suzanne; Williams, Warwick
Editor: Greville, Anne
Publisher: Accident Compensation Corporation
Research Type: Technical Report