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4 Procedures to be followed in assessment

4
Procedures to be followed in assessment
(1)
The [claimant] must undergo a pure tone audiometry test of binaural loss of hearing conducted by an otolaryngologist or audiologist.
(2)
A test of the hearing of any [claimant] must be disregarded if the [claimant] has been exposed to a noise level that is likely to result in a temporary threshold shift being present during the test (such as the Leq (8) hour level greater than 85 dBA within 16 hours before testing); and the person conducting the test must ask the appropriate questions to determine whether any such exposure has occurred.
(3)
During each test, the air conduction HTL of the insured must be measured with an audiometer at audiometric frequencies 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 Hz.
(4)
During each test, the HTL of both the better ear and the worse ear must be measured at each audiometric test frequency.
(5)
The binaural percentage loss of hearing at each audiometric frequency must be calculated in accordance with the tables set out in Schedule 1 using the HTL of the better ear and the worse ear as co-ordinates.
(6)
The percentage loss of hearing calculated at each of the 8 audiometric frequencies is added together to obtain the overall percentage loss of hearing.
(7)
Every pure tone audiometry test undertaken under these regulations must comply with the technical and procedural standards of [AS ISO 8253.1].

History Note - Regulations of New Zealand

Subclause (1) was amended, as from 1 January 2011, by reg 6(1) Accident Insurance (Occupational Hearing Assessment Procedures) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/425) by substituting “claimant” for “insured”.
Subclause (2) was amended, as from 1 January 2011, by reg 6(2) Accident Insurance (Occupational Hearing Assessment Procedures) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/425) by substituting “claimant” for “insured” in each place it appears.
Subclause (7) was amended, as from 1 January 2012, by reg 6(3) Accident Insurance (Occupational Hearing Assessment Procedures) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/425) by substituting “AS ISO 8253.1” for “ISO 6189”.

Historical Versions - Regulations of New Zealand

Show the historical version (1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012)

4
Procedures to be followed in assessment
(1)
The [claimant] must undergo a pure tone audiometry test of binaural loss of hearing conducted by an otolaryngologist or audiologist.
(2)
A test of the hearing of any [claimant] must be disregarded if the [claimant] has been exposed to a noise level that is likely to result in a temporary threshold shift being present during the test (such as the Leq (8) hour level greater than 85 dBA within 16 hours before testing); and the person conducting the test must ask the appropriate questions to determine whether any such exposure has occurred.
(3)
During each test, the air conduction HTL of the insured must be measured with an audiometer at audiometric frequencies 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 Hz.
(4)
During each test, the HTL of both the better ear and the worse ear must be measured at each audiometric test frequency.
(5)
The binaural percentage loss of hearing at each audiometric frequency must be calculated in accordance with the tables set out in Schedule 1 using the HTL of the better ear and the worse ear as co-ordinates.
(6)
The percentage loss of hearing calculated at each of the 8 audiometric frequencies is added together to obtain the overall percentage loss of hearing.
(7)
Every pure tone audiometry test undertaken under these regulations must comply with the technical and procedural standards of ISO 6189.
Show the historical version (1 July 1999 to 31 December 2010)

4
Procedures to be followed in assessment
(1)
The insured must undergo a pure tone audiometry test of binaural loss of hearing conducted by an otolaryngologist or audiologist.
(2)
A test of the hearing of any insured must be disregarded if the insured has been exposed to a noise level that is likely to result in a temporary threshold shift being present during the test (such as the Leq (8) hour level greater than 85 dBA within 16 hours before testing); and the person conducting the test must ask the appropriate questions to determine whether any such exposure has occurred.
(3)
During each test, the air conduction HTL of the insured must be measured with an audiometer at audiometric frequencies 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 Hz.
(4)
During each test, the HTL of both the better ear and the worse ear must be measured at each audiometric test frequency.
(5)
The binaural percentage loss of hearing at each audiometric frequency must be calculated in accordance with the tables set out in Schedule 1 using the HTL of the better ear and the worse ear as co-ordinates.
(6)
The percentage loss of hearing calculated at each of the 8 audiometric frequencies is added together to obtain the overall percentage loss of hearing.
(7)
Every pure tone audiometry test undertaken under these regulations must comply with the technical and procedural standards of ISO 6189.

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