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Category: Illnesses - Tinnitus

Acoustic Neuroma | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Tinnitus Illnesses Hearing Impairment Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma (also known as vestibular schwannoma) is a benign tumor found on the vestibular nerve, which leads to your brain from your inner ear.  Since the vestibular nerve helps control your balance and hearing, the pressure caused by an acoustic neuroma can cause significant hearing loss, ringing (tinnitus), dizziness, and balance issues.  Many who suffer from an acoustic neuroma find they can no longer work as a result of their symptoms.

Here’s what you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for an acoustic neuroma.

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Is Tinnitus A Disability? | Long Term Disability Tips for Tinnitus

Tinnitus Illnesses

Tinnitus is characterized by noises in the ear(s), such as ringing, buzzing, clicking or hissing. The condition is often accompanied by hearing loss and/or other ear, throat and nose issues. 

Is Tinnitus A Disability?

Yes.  Tinnitus can incapacitate you from work, leading to disability.  Even with treatment and therapeutic management, tinnitus can cause debilitating limitations.  Whether or not you qualify for long term disability benefits due to your tinnitus will depend on the severity of your symptoms and how they impact your ability to work.

There are several things you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for tinnitus.

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