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I had a c & p in Aug 2004 when I returned from Iraq. I was told that the ringing in my ears is tinnuitus and I complained of hearing loss. I didn't know that was a claim and then the VA denied all my claims in Nov 2004 falsely saying I failed to appear for the c & p. I was never given a hearing test.

I thought that was it. After receiving advice I later re-opened my case om 2010. The VA granted me a hearing test which shows hearing loss. Now the VA is saying it is unable to tell when I loss my hearing.

Do I have a case because the VA never assisted me in 2004 with this claim and falsely denied all my claim even though I have a copy of that c & p exam?

Should I try to see if a doctor will write me a IMO saying "it's as likely as not" I had the hearing loss in 2004, and will that help my case?

All of my claims were just sent to BVA so I guess I have a 4 - 5 year wait.

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For you to win this claim the Doc will have to say their medical opinion is that it was caused by your service, Its only 10% but it is the principal. My opinion.

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thx Pete53...Im going to try to get that IMO....I agree, it is eh principal....


thx Pete53...Im going to try to get that IMO....I agree, it is the principal....

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A good baseline measurement on Tinnitus, which is the most awarded claim in VA, is to show material decrease in hearing while in service via your hearing tests at induction/ separation. Any loss of hearing during service is easy to document this way. This, in turn, implies exposure to damaging levels of sound/decibels. Newer troops these days have Hearing Conservation Programs which we did not in the Vietnam Misunderstanding. Thus they use it to deny with. However, if you had a MOS/AFSC that entailed exposure to loud noises, your lay testimony is considered credible for this purpose. Be careful. VA will take any " I don't know" or "I'm not sure" to be a "Negatory. No loud sounds." If you were in combat, it's a no brainer. You get the 1154(b) accord and anything you say is God's unvarnished truth. Tinnitus cannot be measured so it's your word against theirs. Thus, lots of us win the $125 a month lotto on this. VA considers it a plastic necklace like Mardi Gras jewelry and throws them out with abandon. Unless you flew a desk for your enlistment, it's highly likely that you can win it without a big IMO for proof. Again, no tinnitus meter means it's your subjective perception versus theirs. Why would you lie about it unless you are a gold brick. Surely we have none of those here, right?

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Silver bricks only. What is the $125? Is that some sort of SMC? I can just barely here you typing because of the ringing in my ears. Hey, I had a duty MOS for 11B something, but that was not my primary MOS. I did shoot a lot of rubber trees during my heroic tour of duty in Vietnam. I am almost sure I had no hearing test when I enlisted in 1969 in the Army. No hearing test on the way out either. Damn that ringing! Is someone trying to call me?

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