Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Hearing Problems | Bradenton Social Security Disability Lawyer

It is pretty tough to meet a listing for a hearing problems based on Section 2.08 and get Social Security benefits.

You must show that your hearing impairment, which is not restorable by a hearing aid, meets the following criteria:

A. “Average hearing threshold sensitivity for air conduction of 90 decibels or greater and for bone conduction to corresponding maximal levels, in the better ear, determined by a simple average of hearing threshold levels at 500, 1000, and 2000 hz; or

B. Speech discrimination scores of 40 percent or less in the better ear.”

Speech discrimination and hearing testing must be submitted in support of your Social Security Disability Claim together with the results of an otolaryngologic examination.

For assistance contact Nancy Cavey, a Florida based, Social Security attorney.

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Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Hearing Problems | Tampa Social Security Disability Lawyer

Your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits based on a hearing will be evaluated under Listing of Impairments Section 2 B. Otolaryngology. Both your hearing ability and ability to distinguish speech will be evaluated.

You must have a hearing test and a otolaryngologic examination done by a otolaryngologist or audiologist qualified to perform the testing. The report must have the results of an otolaryngologic examination, pure tone air and bone audiometry, speech reception threshold, and speech discrimination testing.

The results must meet the requirements of Listing 2.08 and 2.09 to qualify for a Listing.

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