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EMMc1966
EMMc1966 Community member Posts: 26 Connected
My PIP tribunal was adjorned a few weeks ago on the basis that I have profound hearing loss and was given a phone tribunal but was unable to hear so the judge made the decision that it was unfair for me so therefore adjorned it. I'm now just waiting for a new face to face tribunal date which they said I would be put on the priority list. In the meantime I was asked by the judge to get more medical evidence if I could. I've gave them all that I have. My legal advisor said the best kind of evidence that I need is a some kind of summary from my audiologist explaining how hearing loss effects my life on a daily basis. So far I can't get to speak to him. I've emailed, wrote a letter to him and even wrote to head of audiology. Now I have an advocate supporting me trying to do the same things as I originally did a few months back with no response  whatsoever. So I've took it upon myself to book an appointment with a private audiologist for another hearing test on the hope that I can get some sort of summary from them. My question is basically how do I get an audiologist to help me provide further evidence about my daily struggles with profound hearing loss. Surely others with the same condition and have gone on to win their claim has managed to get help from the audiologist. Tia 

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  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
    edited September 2021
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    @EMMc1966

    No specialist can say how conditions affect you and only you can do that.  
    I have always said to people that the best medical evidence is your own narratives and if DWP cannot prove you wrong, you WIN.
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
  • EMMc1966
    EMMc1966 Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    @AndrewHall thank you, it's just that I've been asked to get new medical evidence if I can, to help my case so it's kinda desperate times lol 
  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    @EMMc1966

    Getting "medical evidence" is not just by only the documents.  If I say I cannot hear very well, that is my medical evidence, it is for others to prove me wrong.
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
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