Strong VA Claims Representation for Service-Connected Hearing Loss
According to a recent VA benefits report, tinnitus and hearing loss are some of the most common service-connected disabilities for which veterans receive compensation. There is no question that the noise in battlefield situations can be loud enough to cause hearing damage. Many soldiers become hearing impaired when they are exposed to long periods of artillery sounds. Many more become impaired due to the noise of firing their own weapons. Other loud sounds, like the noise of jet engines or motorized vehicles, only add to the damage.
Explosions mean more than just hearing loss for soldiers. At a close distance, they can also mean traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs or vision. The VA considers the impact of the various in-service injuries and disabilities when considering a claim for compensation.
Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for the Hearing Impaired
Disability benefits may be paid to many veterans who have service-connected hearing problems and other ear-related problems:
- Balance problems
- Inner ear problems
Disability compensation may take months — or even years — to be granted. The best way to get things to run smoothly and effectively is to work with a well-qualified advocate, someone who is dedicated to fighting for you. At The Rep For Vets®, our highly qualified VA-accredited claims agents fight to get military veterans these benefits so that they can take care of their families and their health.