The first thing to bear in mind, is that with workmans compensation you have to have a 10% shift in thresholds from one year to the next. So while you may have a PLH of 11.3%, you need to know what your baseline results showed, and what your last year's PLH was. If there is no pre-morbid audiology testing, they will take these results of 11.3% as your baseline, and then they wont compensate. So it all depends on the case, and whether you have had previous tests, made use of hearing protection, and what noise levels you are exposed to.
Each claim to WC will depend on those details, so it is difficult to say how much they pay out.
Your work can claim as well, if they have been compliant with annual testing, making sure that you are not over exposed to sounds for more than the required time recommended. Good luck, it is not always an easy road!!
If you feel you would benefit from amplification it may be a good idea to claim through medical aid if WC is taking too long.
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