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August 12, 1922

DETERMINATION OF DISABILITY AS TO LOSS OF HEARING, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF VERTIGO: IN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT CASES

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SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1922;79(7):529-532. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640070017005
Abstract

A review of the files of the Industrial Accident Commission of California reveals the fact that during the last few years more than $60,000 has been awarded as compensation for disability due to accidents involving the ears. These files convince one that the average specialist either considers his reports to the commission or insurance company as unimportant, or that he has no conception of what is wanted by them.

If a man has an injury of his ears and is to receive compensation for it, a report must be sent to the commission or to the insurance company. The report must give certain facts before the company will pay the compensation. Briefly these facts are:

  1. A diagnosis of the trouble.

  2. What the cause of the trouble is or was, particularly whether caused by the alleged accident.

  3. The loss of function, if any, estimated in such a way (percentage preferably) that

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