Recently some have questioned whether or not hearing loss can be disabling. Social Security says yes, it definitely can be. It is considered in "Disability Evaluation Under Social Security," commonly known as "The Blue Book," section 2.00 which deals with Special Senses and Speech. 2.00B addresses hearing loss and how it is evaluated. And it may be so severe that SSA says it "meets the listings." That means it is equal to the levels described in 2.10 or 2.11. To read SSA's rules google on "Social Security Blue Book" and click on 2.00.
SSA clearly believes hearing loss can be disabling despite the opinions of some who post on Yahoo. Perhaps they should reconsider their position.