62-9-4Hearing loss to be determined on binaural basis--How calculated.

Permanent partial or permanent total impairment of the hearing from an occupational loss shall be determined on a binaural basis for the purposes of determining the amount of compensation payable under § 62-9-6. To determine the binaural percentage of loss, the percentage of loss as determined in § 62-9-3, if any, in the better ear shall be multiplied by five. The resulting figure shall be added to the percentage of loss determined in the same manner for the poorer ear and that sum shall be divided by six. The resulting quotient percentage shall represent the binaural hearing impairment for which compensation shall be paid according to § 62-9-6.

Source: SL 1986, ch 427, § 4.