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Hearing loss : determining eligibility for Social Security benefits / Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Robert A. Dobie and Susan Van Hemel, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-09296-5 (pbk.)

1. Deafness—Diagnosis—United States. 2. Disability evaluation—United States. 3. Insurance, Disability—United States. 4. Social security—United States.

[DNLM: 1. Hearing Loss—diagnosis—United States. 2. Disability Evaluation—United States. 3. Eligibility Determination—United States. 4. Hearing Tests—United States. 5. Social Security—United States. WV 270 H4348 2004] I. Dobie, Robert A. II. Van Hemel, Susan B. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments.

RF294.H435 2004

362.4'264'0973--dc22

2004019993

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2005). Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits. Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments. Robert A. Dobie and Susan B. Van Hemel, editors. Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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