Researchers have studied the association between tinnitus and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after countless numbers of veterans have reported that their PTSD is related to tinnitus. Their conclusion: veterans with hearing loss or tinnitus may also suffer from PTSD. If you have hearing loss or tinnitus and PTSD, find out what benefits are available by filling out the free VA claim evaluation form or by calling toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Why is it that veterans with hearing loss or tinnitus may also suffer from PTSD?
The Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) conducted a chart review of veterans with hearing loss over a 4-year period. A review of the trigger and effects of PTSD was explored to see the correlation between veterans being treated for hearing loss and the presence of PTSD.
The review confirmed that 34% of the veterans in the study that are suffering from tinnitus also carried a diagnosis of PTSD.
Tinnitus and hearing loss are the number one and two most common disabilities for veterans that served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Considering the correlation between hearing loss and PTSD, there must be thousands upon thousands of veterans that have been underrated by the VA. Many veterans with PTSD need VA compensation.
The link between tinnitus and hearing loss and PTSD is becoming clearer through research and treatment.
The F-35 fighter aircraft, one of the loudest machines ever made by man, is 4 times louder than a F-16. The F-35 fighter is so loud that noise control has been developed for aircraft carriers, even below deck to help protect the crew from hearing loss.
Hearing loss is a way of life for many veterans as the military develops new firepower. From the M9 pistol or the Navy’s new rail guns to new ballistics used by the Army, the military is getting louder and our veterans are paying the price through hearing loss, tinnitus and PTSD.
Many veterans are approved for VA benefits related to hearing loss or tinnitus, but are denied benefits for PTSD.
If you unable to work, and have been approved for a VA Disability hearing loss claim, but denied a claim for PTSD our office may be able to help – give the attorneys at Woods and Woods a call. Veterans with hearing loss or tinnitus may also suffer from PTSD, therefore you could be entitled to additional VA benefits.
The veterans disability benefits lawyers at Woods and Woods understand the problems with hearing loss, tinnitus and PTSD and can help veterans with these types of claims.