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Fedfox  
#1 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:58:13 PM(UTC)
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Does mild/borderline moderate sensorineural hearing loss qualify as a disability under the RA? Is there a point when someone with hearing loss is deemed disabled or is anyone with sensorineural hearing loss disabled... Looking for a reasonable accommodation....
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#2 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:02:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fedfox Go to Quoted Post
Does mild/borderline moderate sensorineural hearing loss qualify as a disability under the RA? Is there a point when someone with hearing loss is deemed disabled or is anyone with sensorineural hearing loss disabled... Looking for a reasonable accommodation....
It will likely qualify under the Rehab act (as amended by the ADAAA), and the only thing really to consider is what do you think you need (not want...you only are entitled under the law to what you need if it doesn't create an undue hardship for the agency) for an accommodation.

Talk to your supervisor and your RA coordinator (if your agency has one) about your needs.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:44:06 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fedfox Go to Quoted Post
Does mild/borderline moderate sensorineural hearing loss qualify as a disability under the RA? Is there a point when someone with hearing loss is deemed disabled or is anyone with sensorineural hearing loss disabled... Looking for a reasonable accommodation....
This could qualify for an OPM Disability Retirement if your RA is not granted or effective, always worth keeping in mind

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