Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing or buzzing in the ears. It can be a temporary, occasional condition, but it can also be long-term and chronic. Tinnitus can occur in either one ear or both ears.
VA Disability for Tinnitus
In order to be considered for VA disability compensation for tinnitus, you need to meet several criteria:
- You must have been exposed to loud sounds during military service that damaged your hearing
- You must have developed tinnitus as a result of this exposure
- You must have disabling tinnitus that interferes with your ability to function normally in day-to-day life
A tinnitus claim is typically a subjective claim, you either have it, or you don’t. This means you can only have one VA rating — Your rating for Tinnitus is either 10% or nothing. Tinnitus is the #1 most accessible claim to win. In fact, from 2018 to 2019, the VA disability claims data showed that Tinnitus was the most commonly claimed disability for all Veterans with over 157,000 recipients.
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