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    Smile Hearing Test

    I just had a hearing test with the VA and everything was ok 5 years ago but now my right ear was 45db and speech was 84% and my left ear was 55db and speech was 76% all was service contected from vietnam will this be hard to get 10%. Would someone let me know how things look.THANK YOU ALL
    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop
    You don't say what your db loss at 1000hz is, ( must be about 20 to get the VA's 44 average) VA uses loss @ 1000; 2000; 3000 and 4000 averaged to get half of the criteria, the other half is the speech discrimination %. Using the numbers that you gave, (avg % loss @ 44 and speech discrimination @ 76%) the rating schedule table shows a rating of 0%. To get to 10% you need an average % loss of 50 to 57, which when combined with the speech discrimination of 76% would give you a 10% rating. Because the VA rates hearing loss so much different from the military, you could have hearing loss so severe by military standards that you would not be allowed to enlist or reenlist, yet still be rated 0% by the VA for disability purposes. A private hearing test might help, or at least give you something to offset the VA hearing exam for the purpose of appealing the decision. In any case, get yourself a accredited representative from the American Legion, VFW, MCL, FRA or other service organization to help you with this claim. Good Luck



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    Quote Originally Posted by imout View Post
    I just got my rating for hearing loss at 0 percent. I have a 76 percent speech discrimination, 40 db loss at 2000hz, 60 db loss at 3000hz, 55 db loss at 4000hz, and there average is 44 in my left ear. My question is how my rating is 0. What is the hearing loss requirements to get 10 percent disability. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.


    I have had 10 percent for hearing loss for 38 years there is no money attached to this percentage. I even have a hearing add, and the VA wont send me to speech classes until I go deaf again.


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  3. #18
    My rating was also 0 percent, But they did give me hearing ades for both ear's


  4. #19
    Can anyone out there give me an opinion on the following audiology test from VA.? My MOS In the Army was 112.00 Heavy Weapons. I recently filed for bilateral hearing loss and tinnitus.. Here goes:

    Right Ear:
    Mile sloping to moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. Poor word discrimination abilityh at 40%

    Left Ear:
    Normal hearing through 500Hz, sloping to mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss. Fair word discrimination ability at 68%

    Outcome Measure Results:

    Hearing handicap Inventory for the Elderly-Screeing (HHIE-S) Score-40.

    Indicates:
    Fail-Score 23-40 with severe significant perceived hearing handicap per patient report.

    Recommendations:

    Ear impressions for binaural hearing aids.

    Thank You,
    chuckmcelroy@windstream.net


  5. #20
    I went to the Veterans Affairs office where I live and filed a claim with the VA. I did not file because I was looking for disability but I did file because I presently wear hearing aids in both ears and I wanted the VA to furnish them. As you guys know aids are very expensive these days.

    The claim took a year and I received a letter stating that I was not bad enough for disability pay, but they would furnish the aids. I get my aids on 22 Sept 2010. Saves me about $4,000.00. All this took about 16 months total, but it was well worth the wait.


  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by crate78 View Post
    I'm service connected in my left ear with 0% disability at this time, and not service connected in my right ear. Go figure.

    crate
    Didn't you wear your Mickey Mouse Ears around on the flight line?


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