Is hearing loss covered under the Defense Base Act (DBA) and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)?

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Yes, hearing loss is covered under the Defense Base Act and Longshore Act. Under the Defense Base Act, most civilian contractors are exposed to loud noises from generators to helicopters, to diesel engines. Under the Longshore Act, the longshoremen are exposed to the ship engines, ship horns, diesel engines from the trucks and vehicles moving around the ports, and the containers.