I have been working for an employer for over 4-5yearsand now they want to test all employees re any Hearing Loss as regulated by WCB. I have a high frequency loss and they found this at my previous employer. If I take it and it's getting worse, I fail, can my employer fire me and WBC state they will not cover me as an employee? Am I better off avoiding the testing, calling in sick the day of testing?
The good news is that the hearing test may benefit you. They are mandated by state and federal occupational safety rules for jobs with known exposure to excessive noise. If you have a per-existing hearing loss, they'll find it and if it get worse while you're working, that will also be documented. If you don't have a per-existing hearing loss and develop one while working, the tests will show that, and may be compensable by your employer.
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