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This policy is not intended to apply to claims arising from instantaneous noise-induced hearing loss resulting from a single exposure at close range. Any permanent partial disability arising as a result of such exposure will be provided for in Policy 44.90.10, Permanent Impairment Rating Schedule. Note: In accordance with Policy 21.60 - Policy Application Date, this policy applies to claims for which the date of accident is on or after May 29, 1985, where the initial decision regarding hearing loss is made on or after October 1, 1995.