NSW workers retain
right to pursue a
claim for hearing aids

JULY 3, 2020

HCIA welcomes the decision by the NSW Workers’ Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) to withdraw its ILARS Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss Claims Policy with effect from 1 July 2020. This means that WIRO will provide funding to pursue a claim for hearing aids for eligible injured workers regardless of whether the claim is accompanied by a claim for lump sum compensation.

Read HCIA’s 2019 submission to the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority’s review of the WIRO policy.