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    greetings to all and always stay safe...

    i have a question.. does anyone have any info on hearing loss being a possible disability for ff,s


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    Quote Originally Posted by billp313 View Post
    greetings to all and always stay safe...

    i have a question.. does anyone have any info on hearing loss being a possible disability for ff,s


    Contact your State Workers Compensation Board.

    This is for Virginia:

    http://www.vwc.state.va.us/portal/vw...InjuredWorkers


    Other states have similar agencies.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by billp313 View Post
    greetings to all and always stay safe...

    i have a question.. does anyone have any info on hearing loss being a possible disability for ff,s
    My FD had a firefighter go out on a medical retirement due to a severe hearing los that occurred at a fire/explosion.

    In his case, the incident was documented and all his medical records were in proper order.

    My opinion here... in order to document hearing loss as a disability, one would have had to have a baseline hearing test and a hearing test every year to compare it to. This is a business where we are constantly exposed to high ambient noise levels in the the firehouse kitchen and the Chief's office and even higher noise levels, ie., the firehouse kitchen, the Chief's office and the fireground.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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