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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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55 minutes ago, jfrei said:

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 

 

Your service connected for hearing loss now  that's the big part.

However it should be fairly easy to prove your hearing loss  when it gets worse and the test indicate a sensorial bilaterally noise induced hearing loss

 you have a TBI  and that can contribute to your hearing loss...

if you have a ringing/buzzing noise in your head  you will need to tell the audiologist this. .its called tinnitus.  and it has a 10% rating for both ears   .I think they have a 5% for each ear but they can't differentiate the difference so they rate both ears at 10%

TBI Vets get run through the mill on health check ups  because the TBI can be related or caused by most any health conditions later on in life.

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So I’m rated 30% for dizziness and lightheaded ness and 10% for tinnitus. Being that the doctor said I have a mild hearing loss and spoke with me about hearing aids and that the VA would cover them I’m assuming SC especially when he pulled out his hearing aids and said you can’t even tell but you gotta ask your va hospital if your rates high enough they’ll cover the costs and then he saw 100% tbi residuals and was I’m writing up the report, and then logged into today and can’t see if claims closed or my disability list. Never a bad sign had claim closed and no changes usually not good but my list is super long all like to my service this would make 11..,

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9 hours ago, jfrei said:

So I’m rated 30% for dizziness and lightheaded ness and 10% for tinnitus. Being that the doctor said I have a mild hearing loss and spoke with me about hearing aids and that the VA would cover them I’m assuming SC especially when he pulled out his hearing aids and said you can’t even tell but you gotta ask your va hospital if your rates high enough they’ll cover the costs and then he saw 100% tbi residuals and was I’m writing up the report, and then logged into today and can’t see if claims closed or my disability list. Never a bad sign had claim closed and no changes usually not good but my list is super long all like to my service this would make 11..,

Did the Dr's say why you have dizziness? light headedness?

You can request hearing aids. They test your hearing and see how bad it is  rathe or not it meets the criteria for hearing loss compensation  you can still get hearing aids  from the VA..

THEY DO THE TEST THEN THEY MOLD YOUR EAR CANLALS  AND SEND IN THE MOLDS AND THEY MAKE YOUR HEARING AIDS TO FIT YHE MOLD OF THE INSIDE OF YOUR EAR CANALS. WHEN THEY COME IN ,THE VA HEARING  CLINC OR THE ENT CLINIC WILL CALL YOU IN TO BE FITTED AND AJUST YOUR NEW HEARING AIDS.  USUALLY BHE AIDS  (BEHIND THE EAR) AIDS.  YOU CAN PICK OUT THE BRAND AND STYLE YOU WANT.  THESE HEARING AIDS ARE EXPENSIVE IF YOU HAD TO PURCHASE THEM , BUT VA USES GOOD QUAILITY HEARING AID COMPANYS  ABOUT 7 OR 8 DIFFERENT COMPANY'S.

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It’s rated under the hearing code but secondary to my sTBI. So my one kid naps like right now , other kids in kindergarten,I found out this trick since the VA.gov doesn’t specify how exactly where in the last stage exactly I am at.... so ebennies was always better when you wanted more information but you had to find soo if you log into your account and under the compensation tab it says payment info is now on va.gov but from the page you click the drop down menu to disability list and it’s still shows your rated disabilities. At the bottom it lists your open claims and you can actually see where it’s at Mines now pending decision approval so any day now..... hoping this save people questions to get an update on t there status 

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