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I just got around to filing for PTSD and deafness in left ear and timmitus in both. My PTSD claim and hearing problems are documented by a medal . Although I am about 90% deaf in one ear I still hear relatively well. Now if I put an earplug in my good ear, I can't understand a person speaking normally. I can hear some tones but I can't understand speech. I'm wondering how the VA will look at this? Since the VA will probably try hard to avoid compensating me, I'm going to try hard to get a win. I'm not trying to get anything I don't deserve but i do want to do poorly on the hearing tests. Are the test 100% foolproof? If I don't respond to the noises I can barely hear; the real faint sounds will the tests show it? To put it bluntly, is there a way a can make my hearing problems appear worse than they actually are? Again, I'm not trying to get anything i don't deserve. I left for Nam with perfect hearing and came home 17 months later at the age of 20 with the hearing of a 70 YO. I continually ask people to repeat what they said. "WHAT" is prolly the most used word in my Vocabulary and the Tinnitus is so bad that sometimes I feel like putting a bullet in my ear. If someone speaks to me on my bad side, I can't understand them. I want to fight fire with fire. Appreciate any advice.

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I just got around to filing for PTSD and deafness in left ear and timmitus in both. My PTSD claim and hearing problems are documented by a medal . Although I am about 90% deaf in one ear I still hear relatively well. Now if I put an earplug in my good ear, I can't understand a person speaking normally. I can hear some tones but I can't understand speech. I'm wondering how the VA will look at this? Since the VA will probably try hard to avoid compensating me, I'm going to try hard to get a win. I'm not trying to get anything I don't deserve but i do want to do poorly on the hearing tests. Are the test 100% foolproof? If I don't respond to the noises I can barely hear; the real faint sounds will the tests show it? To put it bluntly, is there a way a can make my hearing problems appear worse than they actually are? Again, I'm not trying to get anything i don't deserve. I left for Nam with perfect hearing and came home 17 months later at the age of 20 with the hearing of a 70 YO. I continually ask people to repeat what they said. "WHAT" is prolly the most used word in my Vocabulary and the Tinnitus is so bad that sometimes I feel like putting a bullet in my ear. If someone speaks to me on my bad side, I can't understand them. I want to fight fire with fire. Appreciate any advice.
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Being deaf in one ear really sucks. I have the same thing except my right ear is totaly deaf,that helps as there are no sounds related to the persons speech. When those boom box cars go by, my eyeballs shift from left to right increasing my vertigo! Fortunately my tinnitus is from high speed turbine noise and B52 sound pressure. Unless i am in complete silence the noise is not intolerable cause its at a high pitch. Thats why I am allways talking or listening to something to make noise

Best you can get is 10% for one deaf ear, both give you 100% VA math is screwed up allright. Only raise your hand if you can actually "hear the sound" feeling or jiggless dont count. If they try and give you the speech recognition "maryland CNC" test with earpieces or headphones protest as it is the same as using a hearing aid, its amplified and is disalowed by VA rules. Nope you cant cheat, its too easy to spot...

Good Luck, and get a copy of the test asap under ROI FOIA.

Arch Sgt. USAF :unsure:

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" Since the VA will probably try hard to avoid compensating me, I'm going to try hard to get a win. I'm not trying to get anything I don't deserve but i do want to do poorly on the hearing tests. Are the test 100% foolproof? If I don't respond to the noises I can barely hear; the real faint sounds will the tests show it? To put it bluntly, is there a way a can make my hearing problems appear worse than they actually are? Again, I'm not trying to get anything i don't deserve. "

THIS HAS TO BE A JOKE ! !

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No, not a joke carlie. The VA is my enemy-I performed my duty and did it well. I am disabled and they are obligated to "heal me". I just want to even out the playing field. I'm just an individual with no experience in fighting government bureaucracy and I'm lookin for a fair shake. No more, no less. Hell, where I live, the SO's are so understaffed and overworked that they don't even return calls. Its a David and Goliath thing and the VA is not going to take my sling

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:rolleyes:

Being deaf in one ear really sucks. I have the same thing except my right ear is totaly deaf,that helps as there are no sounds related to the persons speech. When those boom box cars go by, my eyeballs shift from left to right increasing my vertigo! Fortunately my tinnitus is from high speed turbine noise and B52 sound pressure. Unless i am in complete silence the noise is not intolerable cause its at a high pitch. Thats why I am allways talking or listening to something to make noise

Best you can get is 10% for one deaf ear, both give you 100% VA math is screwed up allright. Only raise your hand if you can actually "hear the sound" feeling or jiggless dont count. If they try and give you the speech recognition "maryland CNC" test with earpieces or headphones protest as it is the same as using a hearing aid, its amplified and is disalowed by VA rules. Nope you cant cheat, its too easy to spot...

Good Luck, and get a copy of the test asap under ROI FOIA.

Arch Sgt. USAF :unsure:

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