While they all may qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits, hearing disorders can be a tricky group of disabilities to pin down on a page like this. Not necessarily because they are hard to prove or face any further scrutiny than other disabilities during the application process, but simply because of the fact that they come in so many different degrees of severity and such a wide range of underlying causes.
What are Hearing Disorders?
As mentioned above, the range of hearing disorders covered under the Canadian Disability Tax Refund program are exceptionally far reaching. By definition, a hearing disorder is simply any disability which affects a person’s ability to hear normally. As with many disorder of this type, the causes can be genetic or environmental and may range anywhere from a minor decrease in one’s ability to hear certain types of sound all the way up to complete deafness. Whether your hearing problems can be fixed with hearing aides or if you need significantly more help to lead a satisfying life; Canadian Disability Benefits can help you.
Symptoms of Hearing Disorders
As mentioned above, the specifics of individual hearing disorders can vary greatly, but by definition they all include a decreased ability to hear. A person’s ability to hear sounds is generally measured in decibels (dB) which is also the standard unit of measure regarding how loud a sound is. This measure is used due to the fact that the dB level at which a person with ‘normal hearing’ should be able to hear a given tone is well established. Therefore, by simply repeating the tone at progressively high decibel levels, the severity of hearing loss can be established.
As a species, most humans lose their ability to hear as they age to one degree or another. However, when this rate of hearing loss is greater than that which medical science considers ‘normal’ it becomes a disability. These disabilities can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics, exposure to loud noises or even physical damage to the structures of the ear itself. In addition to the wide variety of causes which may underlie a person’s hearing difficulties, the extent to which they are affect a person can also range all the way from a minor difficulty in hearing certain tones all the way up to complete deafness.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
Regardless of the extent to which your hearing disability affects your day to day life, Canadian Disability Benefits is here and happy to help. With decades of experience in the tax and financial fields, we know all of the intricacies of the Canadian Disability Tax Credit application process and can help you get approved for the maximum benefits you’re entitled to. Give us a call today for your free initial consultation and to learn more about how we can help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.