Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > General Topics > Veterans Issues

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 16 February 2018, 17:02
Ole crusty bastard's Avatar
Ole crusty bastard Ole crusty bastard is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Charlotte FL
Posts: 4,522
I've got 10% for the ringing and 0% for hearing loss in both ears, but they figured my job made it service connected, so the free hearing aids, battery's and service.

Note (3) in Fu King Lawyer's post had me laughing, as I've asked my wife several times if she could hear the ringing in my ears.
__________________
...when in doubt...over prime.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 17 February 2018, 22:16
Rockville Rockville is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 1,015
are the hearing aids digital or analog?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 18 February 2018, 10:16
ramzmedic ramzmedic is offline
Genetically Deplorable
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 1,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockville View Post
are the hearing aids digital or analog?
They're Bluetooth, so I presume digital.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 18 February 2018, 17:21
Wes's Avatar
Wes Wes is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: On the move
Posts: 1,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fu King Lawyer View Post
razmedic,

It is, and to my point, "Typical ratings for hearing loss are 0% or 10%, but severe or profound hearing loss can qualify for a higher rating."

If anyone on SOCNET has received a higher rating for service-connected hearing loss/tinnitus, please share. This is a constant problem and I am sure someone has valuable experience in pursuing these claims.
I will be submitting my claim once I retire in however many years. I picked up my hearing aids from the VA this past week. The audiologist told me that I should have a clear case for 20% based on tinnitus and hearing loss in both ears. We shall see what the VA says on that.

I was given Signia hearing aids by Siemens. Retail (private) cost $6k (free for me). Batteries for life. I requested the non-fancy ones that are the smallest they can make. No Bluetooth or the like for me, yet. I just got them to ensure that I met deployment hearing standards.
__________________
"Welcome to SOCNET. We know you. - Polypro
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 18 February 2018, 17:39
Stretch Stretch is offline
The atomic zit
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Capital of the Old North State
Posts: 2,847
Nothing to do with rated hearing loss...

Stretch Sr. recently got a pair of hearing aids. They have made a huge difference for him. Not Bluetooth, his phone is not that smart... :D

He is more engaged because he can hear conversations and NOT YELLING when he speaks.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 18 February 2018, 19:17
wildman43 wildman43 is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: california
Posts: 1,358
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wes View Post
I will be submitting my claim once I retire in however many years. I picked up my hearing aids from the VA this past week. The audiologist told me that I should have a clear case for 20% based on tinnitus and hearing loss in both ears. We shall see what the VA says on that.

I was given Signia hearing aids by Siemens. Retail (private) cost $6k (free for me). Batteries for life. I requested the non-fancy ones that are the smallest they can make. No Bluetooth or the like for me, yet. I just got them to ensure that I met deployment hearing standards.

Don't wait until you retire file now,
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 13:14.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
SOCNET