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Another Stellar Example Of Va Rating Policy

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I filed a claim for hearing loss and tinnitus in Nov. 2007 at the Houston VARO.

I finally recieved my rating decision in Feb 2009.

Both issues were denied.

I immediately filed a NOD and requested a review by DRO with a local hearing.

It has been 20 months and still waiting for the hearing ro be scheduled.

Oh well, in the mean time I prepared a summary of statements to present at the hearing.

I have attached the document which points out the pertininent facts and regulations.

Please take a look at the summary attached and comment if you like.

Thanks

Local hearing info -Hearing loss & Tinnitus.doc

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I filed a claim for hearing loss and tinnitus in Nov. 2007 at the Houston VARO.

I finally recieved my rating decision in Feb 2009.

Both issues were denied.

I immediately filed a NOD and requested a review by DRO with a local hearing.

It has been 20 months and still waiting for the hearing ro be scheduled.

Oh well, in the mean time I prepared a summary of statements to present at the hearing.

I have attached the document which points out the pertininent facts and regulations.

Please take a look at the summary attached and comment if you like.

Thanks

NSA,

You have way too many "may have's" in there that are your own thoughts and opinions.

The Audiologist states "it is as likely as not" - what is the reason the VA denied.

What was stated in the Reasons and Bases Section for the denial of Hearing loss and Tinnitus.

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NSA,

You have way too many "may have's" in there that are your own thoughts and opinions.

The Audiologist states "it is as likely as not" - what is the reason the VA denied.

What was stated in the Reasons and Bases Section for the denial of Hearing loss and Tinnitus.

Carlie thanks for your input,

I have attached the sections you requested of the VA rating decision.

-donald

2009 va rating part 2.doc

2009 va rating part 1.doc

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Carlie thanks for your input,

I have attached the sections you requested of the VA rating decision.

-donald

Carlie I have found the actual audiologists report and included a copy of the diagnosis.

-donald

aud_3.doc

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Hi all,

I have taken the time to rewrite this appeal which I want to present at my local hearing if it ever gets scheduled.

I have attached it for others to read and comment

My actual hearing loss is too low for compensation, but should be qualified to get rated approved @ 0%.

The tinnitus should be ok @ 10% rating.

-donald

Local hearing info -Hearing loss & Tinnitus.doc

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When you go to the DRO Hearing be sure to say "What was that you said? I can't hear you. Stop whispering. Why is everyone whispering all the time?"

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