Can you get Disability for Hearing Loss?
From listening to your favourite bands, to hearing unpleasant sounds, a person’s ability to hear is important in making sense of the world around us. Hearing enables us to interpret and reciprocate spoken language – an essential form of communication in relaying ideas, emotions, and connections.
So it’s no surprise that when a person suffers from hearing loss, their daily life is significantly impacted. Communicating in working environments and maintaining personal relationships are just two hurdles a person with poor hearing may have to overcome.
Hearing disorders are common physical disabilities, the most prominent being deafness. A hearing disability can be the result from birth, disease, or injury. Age can also be a factor as ear functions naturally weaken over time.
Treatment for hearing loss predominantly comes in the form of hearing aids or ear implants. Sign language is another option for people with deafness to express themselves.
Hearing Disability Benefits
Due to the nature of hearing loss and the impact it has on a person’s basic ability to communicate, hearing disability benefits are available through the Canadian government. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit is one such option families combatting hearing loss can find support in.
Many differently-abled Canadians who are eligible for disability credits or savings plans through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) don’t bother claiming the benefits they’re entitled to. They may be unaware their condition qualifies for benefits, or they simply can’t be bothered going through the Disability Tax Credit application process.
How Can the NBA Help Me?
The National Benefit Authority is Canada’s largest disability tax service provider, having assisted thousands of Canadians in successfully claiming disability tax refunds. Our in-house team of experts can help determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility and assist with completing the Canadian Disability Tax Credit application (Form T2201). We follow up directly with the CRA, meaning timely submittals and approvals for our clients.
Losing the ability to hear is emotionally draining enough, never mind the added paperwork and research required for a successful Disability Tax Credit claim. We can guide you through every step towards recovering your hearing disability benefits, helping the person with hearing loss live a happy, fulfilling life.