I am severely hard of hearing in both ears. I wear two aids. I also have a speech defect that people notice?

when they talk to me. I also have a spinal injury ( broken neck) that I didn't know I had and it healed improperly which causes me pain when I perform certain movements during a job. The doctor indicated that my spine could further injure my spinal cord and make me a quadriplegic if I am not careful. Am I considered disabled? I can't find a job and my attorney suggested that I go on disability.

Asked By: James - 9/7/2008
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I agree with "Person With Disabilities" - you can have a disability and still not be disabled. My father is also severely hard of hearing. It runs in my family, and he started out just being slightly hard of hearing when he was a kid. But when he became an adult, he started needing hearing aids to help him, although... More
Answered By: Digital_Diva - 9/8/2008
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Your attorney sounds right to me.I'm sure your doctor will sign disability papers for you and I don't think you will have any trouble passing the governments tests.
Answered By: Ava - 9/7/2008
A person can have a Disability but still not be Disabled. Talk to the doctor to see if he/she think you should go on Disability.
Answered By: Person With Disabilities - 9/8/2008
You are considered disabled. If your severely hard of hearing, and hearing aids are not helping, you could opt for a cochlear implant. As for the spinal, you should talk to the doctor about this.
Answered By: Living life inside a dream; - 9/8/2008
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