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Flyfishingnut


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Anyone out there with a hearing loss for Air Force helicopter mechanic? Especially MOS A4:3150. (H21)

As usual the VA, stated the this Vet has hearing loss, but they denied as not service related.

Majority of time served was in Tripolli.

Any assistance would be Greatly appreiciated.

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Flyfishingnut

If you have not did this  yet?

Go to a private ENT Specialist  with his own Audiologist  State License and Board Certified. (Veteran Friendly) Office  ( yes there out there  just got to call around until you find one.)

Let this ENT Dr know what you need, take your medical records that pertains to your hearing loss and all the test that you have,  and your DD 214  To show him what your MOS was.

Let this Dr read these test  also let the Dr know that your trying to get your VA Benefits for hearing loss  and you need to be tested using the VA guidelines for compensation purposes also the Maryland CNC speech test...ask the Dr to compare his testing with the VA testing. 

Also let this Dr know what your MOS was  during the military  and ask if it's possible that your hearing loss could have occured during your military time being around loud and sudden noise? 

And is now worse, this is known as Bilaterally noise induced hearing loss and hearing loss is possible  through out the years and it is my opinion this veterans hearing loss occurred while he was serving in the military  being around loud sudden noise caused by his MOS .   ''Veteran states he does not hunt or been around loud sudden noise since his military time''.the Dr can elaborate some on what the cause of noise induced hearing loss.

  If he will do all this above  this will be added ammunition   or boost your claim for hearing loss  if the Dr goes by the VA Guidelines and uses the Maryland CNC speech discrimination test and the numbers show you do have a hearing loss  mild  moderate or severe profound hearing loss  you should be able to get it service connected and a rating giving.

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Also if your still in your Appeal time line?

  if they service connect and give you a rating . then  ask they use the first filing date for your hearing loss claim.....if this has been awhile  they more than likely will go by your New claim date for hearing loss but it is possibly to get this back when you first filed = for Retro  but the VA will fight you on this.  the retro that is.

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7 hours ago, broncovet said:

Your profile says you are 100 percent.  It may not be worth persuing anything more.  110 pays the same as 100 percent.  

 broncovet , I personally think his hearing loss will be at least 50% or even greater.

but he can pursue the SMC S H.B. if he is IU or 90% combined rating. and have another disability separate that is rated at least 60% or higher. or of combined conditions that reaches the 60%

If he is already IU  For some other condition other than hearing loss , the hearing loss claim will help him if he can reach the 50% plus the 10%tinnitus  or any condition that helps reach the 60%  some will agure it needs to be a seperate 60% condition but They do use combined ratings.

 Note*were mainly wanting him to get his loss of hearing service connected and a rating given to him.  and what they rate him we don't know?

I Realize I am only guessing it will be 50%  and I hope I am right. but we can't underestimate the VA  This is just my opinion.

 

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Flyfishingnut

well we hope we can help you guys out! Any questions you have please ask.

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