Greetings Jim, I actually suffered from depression and anxiety under PTSD . I often get very anxious from ringing in my hear or not being able to hear my family at times. How do I get checked for tinnitus?


Jim's Reply:

There is no exam for tinnitus. You simply state that you have it as you make the claim. VA will review your records to learn if it is a reasonable assumption that you were exposed to acoustic trauma and rate you with tinnitus at a max of 10% if they agree that it is more likely than not that your hearing was damaged during service.

For example, if you worked on a flight line or if you have been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge or equivalent VA will cede that you were exposed to acoustic trauma. In other circumstances you may have to offer more evidence and all too often this claim is won on appeal...be prepared. Good luck.


Source URL: https://www.statesidelegal.org/tinnitus-0