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Hi, new here so I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section of the forum. If not I am sorry. I have a SC for 10% Tinnitus and 0% hearing loss. I had an audiogram done at my C&P. Also I have a perminate profile through the military for hearing loss. After looking at who is eligiable for hearing aids I called and set up an appointment. The appointment shows as a HAE or hearing aid eval. My question is what goes on at this type of appointment, and also if I was scheduled for this what are my chances I will finally get hearing aids after waiting 1.5 years?

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After looking at who is eligiable for hearing aids I called and set up an appointment. The appointment shows as a HAE or hearing aid eval. My question is what goes on at this type of appointment, and also if I was scheduled for this what are my chances I will finally get hearing aids after waiting 1.5 years?

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Sounds like you are set up for an Audiology Exam.

EYEGLASSES AND HEARING AIDS

VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-070, October 28, 2008 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1789

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The Hearing Air people at my VA are great. If you need one they test and get it for you. They will also send you batteries when you need them

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You may or may not have to sit thru another evaluation, depending on how current your latest exam is. Seems like a small price to pay for over $5,000 worth of hearing aids. HAE = hearing aid evaluation. jmo

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You are scheduled for a hearing aid evaluation. You are most likely in groups 6 or 7 or 8 as far as the healthcare "rating" system goes. If so, you must be in need of hearing aids due to the fact that, without them, your healthcare plan and your participation in your care is going to suffer because you need help hearing and understanding your healthcare providers when discussing your health needs............or some such something like that!

I will say that the VA's audio clinic that I attend is very first-class and very helpful. I have never had a problem with them and my hearing aids are, like, $2,900 EACH if I was to have to purchase them on my own. They are bluetooth (whatever that means) and they "talk" to each other (when I turn up the volume on one, the volume on the other one follows right along with the one that I am adjusting) and they automatically adjust to outside noise interference, etc. When it comes time for me to need batteries, the facility in Colorado sends them right out, a couple or three months worth at a time.

The hearing aids have made a distinct improvement in my daily life and I thank the VA for this service. Yah, if I hadn't had to sit within 4 feet of some screamin turbines I wouldn't have needed the hearing aids, most likely, but, still, I'm glad to have them!

..........to bad they didn't furnish "ear protection" at the time :rolleyes: !

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