Vision and Hearing Loss Disability Benefits

hearing loss disability benefits

Many different disabilities can be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. People with conditions that affect vision and hearing frequently qualify for these benefits. At Summit Disability Law Group, we strive to help disability claimants understand their cases. In this blog post, we explain hearing loss disability benefits, as well as benefits for visual disorders.

Hearing Loss Disability Benefits

Social Security offers disability benefits for severe hearing loss and deafness. These hearing loss disability benefits provide essential financial assistance to many people.

The Social Security Administration requires medical evidence of your disability. They often require testing such as word recognition or audiometry exams to determine the severity of your hearing loss.

If you take a word recognition test, you must not be able to repeat more than 40% of a list of spoken words. Otherwise, the SSA states that you must have “an average air conduction hearing threshold of 90 decibels or greater in the better ear and an average bone conduction hearing threshold of  60 decibels or greater in the better ear.”

If you have questions about qualifying for disability benefits, we can help you. Contact one of the experienced attorneys at Summit Disability Law Group today!

Visual Disorders and Disability Benefits

Visual disorders or blindness can also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

The SSA defines statutory blindness as a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in your better eye, even when using glasses or contacts. Such a condition prevents you from reading or working with fine details.

You will need to provide medical evidence of your best-corrected visual acuity. The SSA will use this information to determine your eligibility.

Summit Disability Law Group Can Help You Get Benefits

At Summit Disability Law Group, we know the disability claims process inside and out. It can often be frustrating for claimants. For this reason, we offer our help to anyone with a disability case. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation! We will get to work winning your case.

We also wrote a book on the claims process, The Utah Social Security Disability Handbook, that explains the claims process in simple terms. Order your free copy today by clicking on the title above!

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