Tinnitus Disability

Discussion in 'Dr. Raymond Ancill (Psychiatrist)' started by stelar, Jun 23, 2015.

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    1. stelar

      stelar Member

      Location:
      Wyoming, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1985
      Hello Dr.Ancil, is severe tinnitus considered a disability where you practice medicine?
      Here in the USA, it varies greatly from state to state. For example in some states you can see a doctor, fill out a questionnaire and be approved....in other states it is almost impossible and people go through arduous appeals process and never approved.

      So I was just wondering if severe tinnitus would qualify for disability in British Columbia?
       
    2. Dr. Ancill

      Dr. Ancill Member Clinician

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      I think it would. Disability is based on functional consequences and not merely the diagnosis. You would have to demonstrate in what ways you were disabled but disability is not diagnosis-based, at least in principle.
       

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