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Thread: Trying Again - PIP for Hearing Impaired?

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    Yes, my husband's aid comes from our local NHS hospital. I've sent them a note and a load of audiology chart print outs as well, and I did notice the audiologist wrote the word "severe" somewhere on there. But he only has a hearing aid on one side. They knew it was via the NHS the first time and still turned him down.

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    Wishing you good luck Fancynancy still waiting for my appeal will let you know outcome

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    Thanks, oimum. Will be very interested to hear the outcome. Good luck!

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    i work, teach and consider my lack of hearing a nuisance primarily rather than a disability, I think i described but didn't tick a box on the form

    I said all of this in the assessment, just checked and 8 points of the daily living award was for communicating (being deaf is a minor part of my disabilities)

    I stopped wearing hearing aids years ago as no hearing to amplify

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    Hi fredaNotspam, do you use sign language? Are you profoundly deaf? I'm assuming you are and use BSL to be awarded 8pts. I would never expect to get 8pts as I can hear with aids although lip read to a large extent.

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