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Tinnitus they said 10% due to my TBI. But I wore these bad boys in Afghanistan and in the states upon my return in 2009/2010 and we know by the 3M lawsuit it could have definitely been the cause. But I didnt think hearing loss was something they rate just tinnitus, just want to know if there’s something else that they will rate and not attribute it to my TBI but possibly anything else other then my TBI? The two at the bottom are what there rated under 

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They rate hearing loss separate from tinnitus.  But, it is hard to get compensated for it.  You just about have to be deaf, or have a speech problem related to your hearing loss, i.e., comprehension.  The examiner says "bat" and you respond "cat".  My hearing tones are in the 50's and 60's, but my comprehension is 100%.  So, as my signature line, you'll get nothing and like it, says. 0%.

I am service connected for tinnitus for 10% for left ear, and service connected for bilateral hearing loss at 0%.

Gook luck,

Hamslice

 

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As we say often, each claim is different. But I have seen almost every time is if the veteran is service connected and rated for hearing, even if it is at 0% , he or she will most likely receive a separate rating (10%) for tinnitus. They are two separate disabilities, and are therefore rated separately. If you submit a statement in support of the claim in support of the disability, you should be good to go IMHO.

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0% percent is still service connected that is all I want Im already 10% for tinnitus but Ive never filed for hearing loss until now years after the spouse and kids telling me my hearing sucks 

 

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Jfrei You're spot on. 0% means you are service connected for hearing. If or when you need hearing aides, you are covered. I understand if the tinnitus is really bad, you can get some ha that will "cancel" out some of the background noise. I never checked it out. Give it 2-3 years and if your hearing is worse, file for an increase. They aren't going to take away s-c for a disability rated at 0%. Not much to lose. If your hearing is bad enough, you may get the bump to 10% on the rebound.

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