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Hearing Loss and Long Term Disability Benefits | What to Know

If your hearing loss is costing you your livelihood, please read on, then contact one of our experienced nation-wide LTD benefit lawyers to learn what you should know about hearing loss and long term disability benefits.

Do you qualify for long term disability benefits for hearing loss?

Yes, you may qualify for long term disability benefits if you have lost or are losing your hearing, so long as your insurance policy lists it as a recognized condition. However, hearing loss will not automatically qualify you for disability benefits if it does not meet certain criteria and you are still able to perform the functions of your current job or any other job.

When is hearing loss eligible for long term disability benefits?

To be approved under this listing, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • An average air conduction hearing threshold of 90 decibels or greater in the better ear and have an average bone conduction hearing threshold of 60 decibels or greater in the better ear
  • A word recognition score of 40 percent or less in the better ear as determined by using a standardized list of phonetically balanced monosyllable words

Keep in mind that even if you meet the above-listed qualifying criteria but still earn more than $1,350 per month in 2022, you may not qualify for long term disability benefits. In any event, you would be well-advised to reach out to one of our skilled long term disability insurance attorneys to discuss your rights and responsibilities as they pertain to your case as well as what your next steps should be.

What can a long term disability insurance attorney do for you?

The long term disability insurance attorneys from our firm have a long record of successful appeals on behalf of our clients. Even better, we rarely have to take an insurance company to court, though we are amply prepared to do so if that proves necessary to securing adequate settlements for our clients. No matter the nature of your disabling medical conditions, applicable laws set strict guidelines and timelines for these sorts of cases. You could lose the possibility of attaining compensation if you make the smallest mistake or miss any deadlines. At Walker & Hern, we understand the intricacies of the law and can help you navigate this complex process and obtain a fair and timely settlement. This matter is too complicated to handle on your own, so please give us a call today.

Contact our experienced nationwide firm

If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, speak with our nationwide LTD attorneys today. Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you obtain or defend their long term disability benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.

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