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Hearing aids for veterans

2012-06-14 12:55:00 in Discussion on Hearing Loss by  raymon
I am an Army veteran, first amid the Vietnam period and served in big guns. I served my time and as far back as had ringing in my ears.

Later in 1980 I came back to the Army save as an officer and served around 10 years. I generally breezed through the hearing test they gave, yet I knew dependably that I had hearing issues, didn't said anything since I needed to stay in the administration. Do anybody has data or individual experiece with V.A. or, on the other hand in the event that I may meet all requirements for some sort of assistance with Hearing Aids?

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nbrooks503 Originally Posted by coastie

I am a resigned Coast Guard Vet. I managed hearing misfortune and tinnitus because of my profession as a Radioman and optional field of Law Enforcement. My release physical uncovered a significant top of the line hearing misfortune and tinnitus. I didn't finish at the ideal opportunity for recording any handicap. After I got out I didn't think back.

after 25 years, my significant other went to an area occasion that had a segment of veteran effort programs and the district we live in gives a promotion gathering to enable vets to experience the VA incapacity handle. So we did all the printed material, submitted it and inside six months I had an evaluated inability of 10% as a result of the tinnitus and full access to VA administrations. In addition to other things they as of now gave I will soon get listening devices complimentary and the administrations that accompany it.

I emphatically recommend any vet to look at this on the off chance that they think their listening ability misfortune/tinnitus is benefit related. They can just say no, however and, after its all said and done don't surrender it might take a few times to get it through that is the thing that a promoter is for.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will give amplifiers at no cost to veterans and you needn't bother with a supporter.

I served in Vietnam, at that point put in the following 31 years in government law requirement. I didn't enlist for VA medical advantages until a year ago (I have dependably been secured by blue cross under my government work and still am as a retiree). On the off chance that you are not benefit associated you are as yet qualified for VA medicinal services. I connected, gave the vital confirmation of administration (DD214) and got a VA wellbeing card inside weeks.

The Houston VA has a stroll in audiology office, so I went there, got tried, and fitted for HA's. I was given the alternative of an assortment of gadgets and picked the Phonak VirtoQ90. I got a years worth of batteries and the VA will keep on providing batteries for the life of the gadgets. All I needed to pay was my protection deductible for the administration and neither myself or my protection was charged for the gadgets.

I would empower any veteran who has hearing misfortune to go on line to the VA, enlist for social insurance advantages and exploit the way that the VA will give you portable amplifiers at no cost paying little heed to whether the hearing misfortune was benefit associated or not.

The approval for the VA to apportion portable hearing assistants at no cost to non benefit associated veterans is contained in this dialect from the DVA site: " Nonservice-associated (NSC) Veterans are qualified for amplifiers or eyeglasses on the premise of therapeutic need". At the end of the day once you have selected and gotten an audiology test that demonstrates hearing misfortune, and the audiologist makes an assurance that you would be assisted with listening devices - that fulfills the therapeutic need.

coastie I am a resigned Coast Guard Vet. I maintained hearing misfortune and tinnitus because of my vocation as a Radioman and auxiliary field of Law Enforcement. My release physical uncovered a considerable top of the line hearing misfortune and tinnitus. I didn't finish at the ideal opportunity for documenting any inability. After I got out I didn't think back.

after 25 years, my significant other went to an area occasion that had a segment of veteran effort programs and the province we live in gives a promotion gathering to enable vets to experience the VA handicap handle. So we did all the printed material, submitted it and inside six months I had an evaluated inability of 10% on account of the tinnitus and full access to VA administrations. In addition to other things they as of now gave I will soon get portable hearing assistants for nothing out of pocket and the administrations that accompany it.

I firmly propose any vet to look at this in the event that they think their listening ability misfortune/tinnitus is benefit related. They can just say no, however and, after its all said and done don't surrender it might take a few times to get it through that is the thing that a supporter is for.

cvkemp Originally Posted by Doc Jake

there one simple answer go to your neighborhood VSO office and let them manage the paperwor. dont screw around on the web, dont simply appear at a VA hosp or center dont have a go at calling theVA and the best exhortation is dont tune in to the awfulness stories from years back.

I concur once more. My state specialist has done everything conceivable and held my hand even.

Doc Jake Originally Posted by cvkemp

True yet simply clarifying as well as can be expected.

there one simple answer go to your neighborhood VSO office and let them manage the paperwor. dont screw around on the web, dont simply appear at a VA hosp or center dont take a stab at calling theVA and the best exhortation is dont tune in to the frightfulness stories from years back.

cvkemp Originally Posted by Doc Jake

gracious my... whatever. human services and inability are two entirely unexpected creatures

True yet simply clarifying as well as can be expected.

cvkemp I have needed to round out the money related in the past to perceive how much co-pay I needed to pay for my other therapeutic, however I have never payed a penny for my guides or any of the provisions, batteries and so on. I am still under survey to check whether I will get any incapacity and I have had my ringing in the ears since before leaving the administration. I am presently resigned, so any assistance I could get will offer assistance. From what I was informed that any administration related issues ought to and would be taken care of without monetary concerns.

Swaybar Originally Posted by DGMckinney

Contingent upon your monetary level you might be made a request to pay a co-pay while getting your guides. Do a scan on line for military records focuses, mine is in St. Louis. You can get duplicates of Dd214, 201 documents however I didn't get in therapeutic records. It may take a month to get these duplicates. Experiencing the VA procedure may take a long stretch, you ever here of the legislature being expedient about anything?

In the event that the Veteran gets an administration associated 10% incapacity or better, or generally qualifies as recorded beneath, they don't expect you to round out the monetary data on the 10-10EZ. The HA's are secured 100%

From the 10-10EZ:

Monetary Disclosure: ONLY NSC (Non Service Connected), AND 0% NONCOMPENSABLE SC VETERANS MUST COMPLETE THIS SECTION TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND COPAY RESPONSIBILITY FOR VA HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT AND/OR CARE OR SERVICES.

Monetary Disclosure Requirements Do Not Apply To:

• a previous Prisoner of War; or

• those in receipt of a Purple Heart; or

• an as of late released Combat Veteran; or

• those released for a handicap brought about or bothered in the line of obligation; or

• those accepting VA SC inability remuneration; or

• those accepting VA benefits; or

• those in receipt of Medicaid benefits; or

• the individuals who served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975; or

• the individuals who served in SW Asia amid the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and November 11, 1998; or

• the individuals who served no less than 30 days at Camp Lejeune between January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987.

You are not required to unveil your money related data; in any case, VA is not right now enlisting new candidates who decrease to give their monetary data unless they have other qualifying qualification components. In the event that a money related evaluation is not used to decide your need for enlistment you may pick not to reveal your data. Be that as it may, if a money related appraisal is utilized to decide your qualification for without cost medicine, travel help or waiver of the travel deductible, and you don't reveal your monetary data, you won't be qualified for these advantages.

10-10EZ JUL 2014

DGMckinney Depending on your budgetary level you might be made a request to pay a co-pay while getting your guides. Do a look on line for military records focuses, mine is in St. Louis. You can get duplicates of Dd214, 201 documents however I didn't get in medicinal records. It may take a month to get these duplicates. Experiencing the VA procedure may take a long stretch, you ever here of the legislature being fast about anything?

Swaybar Artillery is a MOS that has been distinguished by the VA as adding to hearing misfortune. You ought to go to a Veteran Service Officer to document guarantee, they know the intricate details. Unless you are practically hard of hearing, you won't gt a handicap for hearing misfortune. Hearing misfortune must be exceptionally extreme and word acknowledgment low.

You will get a 10% incapacity for Tinnitus, in the event that you experience the ill effects of Tinnitus, which will qualify you with the expectation of complimentary portable amplifiers. I have a couple of Resound Linx 9 given by the VA.

The reason i discovered this page - i was hunting down battery life for the Linx 9? I get 4-6 days on a battery. Is that typical? in the event that do have Bluetooth initiated and associated with my cell.

DGMckinney I did the printed material on line today and after that read the fine print. Listening devices might be administered for benefit associated incapacity.

cvkemp I concur with Doc contact your Local VSO

Doc Jake Originally Posted by DGMckinney

I additionally ponder about qualifying with the VA for helps. I was never required with them aside from my first home buy path back. I was likewise in the ordnance and was on a gun group for quite a while. Never got a release physical exam. Had a break in administration and afterward put in a quarter century in the Guard and Reserve. I don't know anything about their qualifying procedure or the HA procedure.

you might need to attempt.. contact your neighborhood VSO.

DGMckinney I likewise ponder about qualifying with the VA for helps. I was never required with them aside from my first home buy route back. I was additionally in the mounted guns and was on a gun group for quite a while. Never got a release physical exam. Had a break in administration and afterward put in a quarter century in the Guard and Reserve. I don't know anything about their qualifying procedure or the HA procedure.

cvkemp Originally Posted by louyo

She disclosed to me I had 6 months for trial.

Lou

Correct that is so valid.

louyo She revealed to me I had 6 months for trial.

Lou

TambourineMan I saw my VA audiologist this am. A real MD! I enlisted 3/23, got my listening ability test today (nearly has it an indistinguishable day from enlistment however a few suppliers were out), the fitting is 4/22. They are requesting an Audeo V90 312T. I am extremely inspired. I don't think they incorporated the ComPilot or TV Link - or if nothing else they didn't say it. My old ComPilot for my Nadia S 9's (which regardless I have) might work at any rate.

cvkemp Originally Posted by pilot85

I discovered that the way to getting inability, subsequent to applying, was the consistent TINNITUS that begun with Basic Training gunfire rehearse and never ceased. I provided the VA with photos of the weapons, benefit zone and a portrayal of how I built up my listening ability misfortune. On the off chance that it were notable, numerous more veterans would be gathering handicap and getting portable hearing assistants. Rifles, guns, automatic weapons, big guns, substantial hardware and any commotion more than 90 db will cause hearing misfortune and normally Tinnitus. The gunfire impacts the high frequencies more as your misfortune demonstrates. Since the discourse sounds that happen in that range give the comprehension and the distinction in words, our discourse understanding is hindered and is a simply motivation to get amplifiers through the VA. The recurrence of the Tinnitus is typically in the high frequencies additionally, which add to the perplexity in attempting to perceive the importance of words.The Audiologist tested me on how I got Tinnitus lastly said that would permit the 10% incapacity (not the hearing misfortune). It is notable that boisterous clamor causes lasting hearing misfortune. The louder the clamor the quicker and more noteworthy the hearing misfortune.

I trust this is useful.

My Tinnitus is every minute of every day and it is there even while my guide are in and to me sounds some what like background noise. I was asked which ear was more awful and I needed to state that it is the same in both ears, I trust that it was caused by long flights in the freight sound of C-141 payload flies that was utilized to carry my group everywhere throughout the nation and the world. You see I was a piece of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), and our occupation was to set up field interchanges whenever and where the President voyaged. My longest flights was to and from Jakarta Indonesia, every route was around 32 hours. So I was on the plane for very nearly 70 hours over a 10 day time span. At that point there were heaps of different flights everywhere throughout the USA. At that point obviously heaps of business flights everywhere throughout the world. I was never issues or even told that I should utilize ear attachments or security. Furthermore, yes I was youthful and from a little cultivating group and had not thought that the clamor was awful for me. The way I see it I am so cheerful to be getting my guides from the VA and furthermore medicinal services. However, it is pleasant to have some additional pay now that I am resigned and have an exceptionally constrained retirement salary.

pilot85 I discovered that the way to getting handicap, in the wake of applying, was the steady TINNITUS that begun with Basic Training gunfire rehearse and never halted. I provided the VA with photos of the firearms, benefit region and a portrayal of how I built up my listening ability misfortune. On the off chance that it were outstanding, numerous more veterans would be gathering handicap and getting amplifiers. Rifles, guns, assault rifles, ordnance, overwhelming gear and any commotion more than 90 db will cause hearing misfortune and normally Tinnitus. The gunfire impacts the high frequencies more as your misfortune shows. Since the discourse sounds that happen in that range give the comprehension and the distinction in words, our discourse understanding is hindered and is a simply motivation to acquire portable amplifiers through the VA. The recurrence of the Tinnitus is as a rule in the high frequencies additionally, which add to the disarray in attempting to perceive the importance of words.The Audiologist tested me on how I got Tinnitus lastly said that would permit the 10% incapacity (not the hearing misfortune). It is outstanding that boisterous clamor causes lasting hearing misfortune. The louder the commotion the quicker and more prominent the hearing misfortune.

I trust this is useful.

TambourineMan Thanks for the fast answer, LouYo. I am confident.. MY BIL talks profoundly of the Boston VA.

I figured the HA would need to coordinate my misfortune which ideally hasn't changed that much. Do they give you a chance to do trials? I thought the Nadias S IX CRTs were BTE. I had open vaults which I enjoyed. I swear the "tube" to within the ear recipient was only a wire, not an empty tube. i don't comprehend the distinction from what I had to the RIC models. I think RIC models are not so capable, but rather if my listening ability hasn't disintegrated, I don't require teh BTE control level.

Yet, I might want the BTE part to be littler as I have changed from glasses with wrap around the ear sanctuaries to the ones with a plastic shell around the back of the ear so the ones I had never again fit so well. I think the BTE part of Audeo V90 312T is littler and in view of fast preparatory research might be my first decision, however I think they are the RIC sort. Is the mic on a RIC models still behind the ear or is it in the channel?

louyo The audi that I saw enabled me to choose the brand and model. Be that as it may, it coordinated my test outcomes. I don't think they would enable you to choose a model that would not be ideal for your misfortune. It appeared as though she had a vast determination of brands and models. Extremely wonderful experience here.

Lou

TambourineMan I am a vet that served in Vietnam. I just enlisted in the VA human services framework. I see a VA audiologist tomorrow. I beforehand got my HAs through my business medical coverage design around 3 years prior yet they just paid/pay $3,000 of the $5,600 cost. I had Nadia S 9's, however I lost them a couple of months prior. I got them as they would have save control on the off chance that my listening ability deteriorated. I believe it's remained the same. I have not yet truly examined what HAs I might want. I think something littler (yet ensured waterproof) so they fit better with my glasses, however I likewise need BT or other availability and various projects like the Nadia 9. (Despite everything I have my ComPilot yet I think it must be variant I.) Anyway my essential inquiry is do I get the opportunity to pick which brand and model I need or does the VA decide for me?

cvkemp I have been getting my guides from the VA since the fall of 2006, yet I have never gotten any handicap from the VA, for me that has not been an issue. Be that as it may, yesterday I went for a re-assessment, Texas Veterans Services needed me to attempt again to get my incapacity. My listening ability now is appraised as server and furthermore my Tinnitus is all the time day in and day out. I know it is decent to get some additional cash every month now that I am resigned however despite everything I say the greatest advantage for me is that I don't need to pay for my guides, supplies and administrations that I get. I found out from the individual doing the assessment yesterday that I ought to have been advised to get help with my listening ability when I assembled out of the administration despite the fact that my listening ability misfortune around then was gentle to direct. The issue was that my misfortune was in the discourse range, and I won't not have the discourse misfortune that I do now.

pilot85 I likewise am a vet from Korean war. I was appended to the big guns. That commotion and essential preparing gunfire caused my huge misfortune. I provided them with an announcement of administration and some photo in the battle zone. On the off chance that I got help after this time, you ought to have no inconvenience.

I connected for Disability in view of my administration and CONSTANT TINNITUS, that is not detectable when I wear my listening devices. It assumed control over a year to get the 10% inability. Meanwhile they tried my listening ability and fitted me with 2 BTE portable amplifiers. The Tinnitus made them concede the inability, which was paid around 14 mo after application. I have had 1 retest after 2 yrs, 1 portable amplifier repair and free batteries. Keep it together. It is justified regardless of the time deferral and printed material to get 2 Phonak top notch portable amplifiers.

The earmolds were not exceptionally agreeable or powerful. So I make my own by purchasing a minimal effort pack at: http://HearingGreen.net I trust this is useful.

JTieri I have a 10% administration associated handicap and I had my first audiology visit by means of the new Non VA framework by an organization called Onsite Health. Had earmold impression taken at the new VA Onsite Health audiology lab in NJ and was informed that it could take somewhere in the range of 5 to 12 weeks to get gotten back to for test fitting. Has anybody had any involvement with the new framework and may comprehend what's in store next?- - Updated -

I have a 10% administration associated handicap and I had my first audiology visit by means of the new Non VA framework by an organization called Onsite Health. Had earmold impression taken at the new VA Onsite Health audiology lab in NJ and was informed that it could take somewhere in the range of 5 to 12 weeks to get gotten back to for test fitting. Has anybody had any involvement with the new framework and may know what's in store next?

TerryR40 Well, a follow-up to what's been transpiring:

I kept my meeting with the QTC, the audiologist tried my listening ability and said that somebody would be in contact with me. A shockingly brief time later, I got a letter illuminating me that I have been allowed a month to month profit for my tinitis (ringing in ears) and have been conceded qualification for my respective hearing misfortune.

Long and short, I handed over my 10-10EZ today with confirmation of VA conceding my incapacity, and I am currently in the VA Healthcare framework!

Subsequent stage is to set up a meeting with a VA-endorsed audiologist to fit me for portable hearing assistants.

I simply needed to say thanks to Doc and others on this gathering for pointing out that the initial step is to interface with a VSO backer to help kick it into high gear.

I had endeavored to simply stroll into the VA Hospital in Wichita not long ago and was instantly shot down because of neglecting to qualify because of salary limitations. Getting my inability approved had a significant effect.

Because of the individuals who continued saying to get with a promoter!

Alter/UPDATE: I went to the Veteran's Hospital in OKC around the first of December, and their audiologist reevaluated my listening ability misfortune and requested new Phonak Q90-M13 portable amplifiers. I lifted them up the main week of January, and I couldn't be more joyful! Once more, thank you to the individuals who pounded home the point that the Veteran's Service Advocate is the approach!

cvkemp This is the first occasion when that I have known about QTC, yet it looks to be a legitimate piece of the VA framework.

TerryR40 OK, I posted back in June/July time span, looking for general data. From that point forward, I have made and kept a meeting with a Veterans Service Commission and talked with a backer. We rounded out the required application for handicap pay, and I have been sitting tight for them to get back with me. (I had been let it know could be 6-8 months. All things considered, it has been not as much as that, yet a few days ago I got mail from the VA revealing to me that my claim was being handled.

Today I got a telephone call from some person I had never known about, saying he spoke to QTC, and needing the last four digits of my SSN to affirm my character. Being the suspicious sort that I am, and with the wealth of character hoodlums out there, I declined, and instructed him to send whatever data to me via mail. He said that he would do this.

In the wake of getting off the telephone, I found that QTC evidently was a genuine outfit, and works in conjunction with the VA.

So the inquiry is this: Is it better from my point of view to be analyzed by the VA or by QTC? Accepting that I have a decision, that is... I comprehend that they both meeting, analyze and perform tests.

Remarks?

raven316 Thanks Raymon. I have inquiries regarding the reports you say yet we might see. What I know is that I was treated with graciousness and in a convenient way.- - Updated -

Much appreciated Raymon. I have inquiries concerning the reports you specify yet we should see. What I know is that I was treated with politeness and in an auspicious way.

raymon Congratulation Raven, you are in the VA framework and now it's a short time, before you get your amplifier. I read in various discussions of Vets that grumble about their VA amplifiers, I get a kick out of the chance to instruct them, to be appreciative; they are honored that they are accepting assistance and sparing a huge number of dollars. In all reasonableness, veterans have taken a chance with their lives for this nation and ought to get the therapeutic enable they to require from the VA, some have endured immensely and there are numerous who as per the media reports, have passed on holding up to get treated, that ought not be. You hold up it sufficiently long, is a great opportunity to get your portable hearing assistants. Tell us how it goes.

raven316 OK, I went for my second test and was informed that I fit the bill for a listening device for my left ear. This is what I accumulate. As anyone might expect Doc Jake was right. I qualified despite the fact that I don't have an administration associated hearing, or some other sort of, incapacity. The audiologist said she expected to hold up three months to re-test to ensure I was not experiencing some sort of hypersensitivity. So here's the takeaway, even without benefit association the way that I am an "in-nation" Vietnam Vet was what placed me in a classification that qualified me. The nearby VA focus was extraordinary the whole time. I am completely safeguarded through work so they charged my medical coverage for the bloodwork and physical. That place me in the framework and I continued from that point. I value Doc's info despite the fact that it was troublesome at first to make sense of what he was stating. The reality is by all accounts that in the event that you are a Nam vet AND you have qualified hearing misfortune you are qualified. On account of Doc and every other person here who had input.

raven316 Two more weeks until my second hearing test at the VA!! Whoo hoo! 45 years prior today I ets'd out of the Nam, I trust I'm in the right line to get helps!

raven316 Two more weeks until my second hearing test at the VA!! Whoo hoo! 45 years back today I ets'd out of the Nam, I trust I'm in the right line to get helps!

raymon Originally Posted by Doc Jake

this current resemble's a decent string for my first post.. raymon, did you escape?

Doc Jake, Sorry for the deferral accordingly. I abandoned the portable hearing assistants and perusing the gathering. Is a long time since you posed the inquiry. Maybe my concern is that I served amid the Vietnam time struggle, yet did not served in Vietnam. I was later dispatched an officer in the stores in 1983 and served around 10 years. Be that as it may, dependably had ringing in the ears, since My last task amid the 60's was in ordnance. I attempted each road here in California. Did not meet all requirements for inability, did not fit the bill for the VA in light of the fact that my wage is over a specific sum. I'm on SS inability now, (non-benefit related). I got Medicare and have Blue cross/blue shield, yet neither one of the covers portable amplifiers. My listening ability is deteriorating and I can't manage the cost of the cost of portable amplifiers.

The main alternative is buy an utilized combine from somebody who may have an additional set; the ones that work for me are the BTE with the little tube. Maybe there are a few veterans that read this pots and may have a couple available to be purchased.

Much obliged to you for your assistance and every other person who posted.

I'm pitiful that in this awesome nation of our own a huge number of individuals needing HA are closed out by the high cost of portable amplifiers. I continue trusting that congress or the weight of online networking may convey a few changes to the cost of amplifiers and maybe get protection and Medicare pay for in any event part of the cost. Much appreciated again Doc Jake, kindred Veterans and everybody in this gathering.

raven316 [QUOTE=Doc Jake;111537]

Initially Posted by raven316

well ain't we the heartbroken butt hole.. enrolled? damn I was a glad draftee!

I think with your mentality you might need to stay with Costco you won't be well known at the VA.

However, on the grounds that you are such an opening I call them at Norwood and put in a decent word for you.

You gotta endearing personality under that harsh outside however I won't tell anybody! I've really been truly satisfied with the treatment at Norwood this time around. Around 8 years back, when I initially enrolled, they lost my printed material in around three week. I got somewhat unsettled at that point yet these people have truly been agreeable and entirely proficient. It's somewhat amusing being there since I am completely utilized with BCBS scope however when my audiologist revealed to me I ought to investigate this choice before I flew for the guide I proceeded.

Doc Jake [QUOTE=raven316;111535]

Initially Posted by Doc Jake

well in the event that you were a reasoning man.. you could make sense of that Costco has a no inquiries approached merchandise exchange for 90 days. since you are inside/near 90 days of backpedaling to the VA you could trial a few of the Costco choices and essentially return them on the off chance that you get VA helps in the event that you don't then you are months ahead and most likely will have your Costco helps all tuned up and prepared to keep.

I'm only a good for nothing enrolled man with a deep yearning to make the best decision.

well ain't we the grieved butt hole.. enrolled? damn I was a pleased draftee!

I think with your demeanor you might need to stay with Costco you won't be well known at the VA.

In any case, since you are such an a-gap I call them at Norwood and put in a decent word for you.

raven316 [QUOTE=Doc Jake;111528]well in the event that you were a reasoning man.. you could make sense of that Costco has a no inquiries approached merchandise exchange for 90 days. since you are inside/near 90 days of backpedaling to the VA you could trial a few of the Costco choices and just return them on the off chance that you get VA helps on the off chance that you don't then you are months ahead and most likely will have your Costco helps all tuned up and prepared to keep.

I'm only a douche bag enrolled man with a deep yearning to make the best decision.

Doc Jake Originally Posted by raven316

Doc JakeExactly what makes you think you require helps? post your sound gram. That is the thing that I did, I examined it and posted it. I likewise inquired as to whether, as you would like to think, I was squandering my time in view of that audiogram. In any case, I'm certain you are occupied and presumably don't have time for that sort of thing. I'll backpedal to the VA in September and see what she says. On the off chance that it's no-go I'll go to Costco. It's cool man, things will work out.

well in the event that you were a reasoning man.. you could make sense of that Costco has a no inquiries approached merchandise exchange for 90 days. since you are inside/near 90 days of backpedaling to the VA you could trial a few of the Costco choices and basically return them on the off chance that you get VA helps on the off chance that you don't then you are months ahead and most likely will have your Costco helps all tuned up and prepared to keep.- - Updated -

Initially Posted by raven316

Doc JakeExactly what makes you think you require helps? post your sound gram. That is the thing that I did, I filtered it and posted it. I likewise inquired as to whether, as you would see it, I was squandering my time in view of that audiogram. In any case, I'm certain you are occupied and most likely don't have time for that sort of thing. I'll backpedal to the VA in September and see what she says. On the off chance that it's no-go I'll go to Costco. It's cool man, things will work out.

well in the event that you were a reasoning man.. you could make sense of that Costco has a no inquiries approached merchandise exchange for 90 days. since you are inside/near 90 days of backpedaling to the VA you could trial a few of the Costco choices and just return them on the off chance that you get VA helps in the event that you don't then you are months ahead and most likely will have your Costco helps all tuned up and prepared to keep.

raven316 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

I don't realize what more he could need that isn't in this string in truth perusing only palmfish's own posts would have strolled him through the procedure.

Doc JakeExactly what makes you think you require helps? post your sound gram. That is the thing that I did, I examined it and posted it. I additionally inquired as to whether, as you would like to think, I was squandering my time in view of that audiogram. Regardless, I'm certain you are occupied and presumably don't have time for that sort of thing. I'll backpedal to the VA in September and see what she says. In the event that it's no-go I'll go to Costco. It's cool man, things will work out.

Doc Jake I don't recognize what more he could need that isn't in this string in reality perusing only palmfish's own particular posts would have strolled him through the procedure.

raven316 Thanks palm, I really believe it's quite clever. I basically took after the means he, kind of, diagrams. I had no contention with the VA audiologist in spite of the fact that I was uncertain that she was not the individual who might decide an inability appraisals. I came here in accordance with some basic honesty subsequent to social occasion what data I could. I at that point started to post my encounters and I find nasty solutions and horse crap "dark helicopter" explanations that had zero do with what I inquired. I'm 65 years of age a veteran of Vietnam and Korea (67-68) and I don't enable myself to be pushed around by anybody. On the off chance that the person has data that will help, awesome. In the event that he has it and withholds it since he doesn't care for somebody standing up, xin loi. I've made it every one of these years all alone and I'll endure this.

palmfish Raven316,

Doc Jake won't give you the appropriate responses you look for until the point that you have lowered yourself agreeable to him. It helps on the off chance that you stoop while writing.

raven316 Why did you compose this? Did you overlook my identity for a moment? Precisely what makes you think you require helps? post your sound gram. On the off chance that you needn't bother with helps you won't just get helps since you need them. you sound gram more likely than not been useful for the AuD to need to retest you. (or, then again they thought you were faking) the audiologist that you are alluded to by your essential care doc is not (and never is) the AuD that will do the testing for an incapacity rating. It takes the best piece of a year for a choice on a handicap rating. (what's more, is not done at the neighborhood level). as expressed unless your essential care Doc alludes you, you won't see an authority. (audiology, optometry, dermatology, and so on) once you have had your first visit with an expert you can make your subsequent arrangements specifically.

with respect to getting into the VA Healthcare framework it is by and large significantly simpler for most people to have your neighborhood VSO (not VA) office do the printed material accurately and submit it for you. they will likewise do your inability printed material and offer recommendations with respect to how to word certain issues.

what are you alluding to when you allude to a 'state rep'?

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Doc Jake I don't think you recognize what truly matters to you.

raven316 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

WTF-K.. trust you ain't attending to this douche bag troll to answer your inquiries.

I wouldn't be in the event that you hadn't requested that I post my test outcomes. What's more, I never called you moronic! (:

Doc Jake Originally Posted by raven316

Alright, I'm clearly in the wrong place. I don't think you comprehend what truly matters to you. You need to have a C&P incapacity rating to get HA's from the VA. The possibility that, since I am a Vietnam Vet and enlisted in the framework, that I simply waltz in and they give me listening devices is just not genuine. I don't know whether this is your site or in the event that you are some sort of troll yet you can avoid the dark chopper poop.

WTF-K.. trust you ain't tending to this good for nothing troll to answer your inquiries.

raven316 This is genuinely an odd site. It appears as though there is so much significant data yet you can get left holding tight a string. WTF-K

raven316 I continue supposing I hear an answer! I should require portable hearing assistants!

raven316 So I post my audiogram and answer your inquiry concerning what I implied by a state rep. Am I squandering my time? (with the VA)

From the VSO booklet:

Part IV: State, Commonwealth and Territorial Directors of Veterans Affairs

4‑1 through 4‑10

(A): National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs

(B): Listing of State Veterans Affairs perceived by the Secretary with the end goal of arrangement,

introduction, and arraignment of cases under laws controlled by the Department of Veterans Affairs,

as given in Section 5902 (some time ago Section 3402) of Title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) and Sub

Segment 14.628(a) and (c) of 38 C.F.R.

(C): State Directors of Veterans Affairs

raven316 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

well it works precisely as I have depicted to everybody on here. getting amplifiers from the VA has literally nothing to do with getting a handicap rating. you obviously had a contention with your first AuD (amaze) since you were approached to return for a moment test. Precisely what makes you think you require helps? post your sound gram. On the off chance that you needn't bother with helps you won't just get helps since you need them. you sound gram more likely than not been useful for the AuD to need to retest you. (or, on the other hand they thought you were faking) the audiologist that you are alluded to by your essential care doc is not (and never is) the AuD that will do the testing for a handicap rating. It takes the best piece of a year for a choice on a handicap rating. (what's more, is not done at the nearby level). as expressed unless your essential care Doc alludes you, you won't see a pro. (audiology, optometry, dermatology, and so on) once you have had your first visit with a master you can make your subsequent arrangements straightforwardly.

concerning getting into the VA Healthcare framework it is by and large significantly less demanding for most people to have your neighborhood VSO (not VA) office do the printed material accurately and submit it for you. they will likewise do your handicap printed material and offer proposals concerning how to word certain issues.

what are you alluding to when you allude to a 'state rep'?

I presented replies on your inquiries and a connection to my listening ability test.

raven316 hello in there

raven316 One additionally thing, after I went to the customary audiologist my significant other and I chose it would have been advantageous for me to get HA's. The audiologist prescribed that I go to the VA first as a result of the cost. Then I found out about the COSTCO choice and despite the fact that the closest is 50 miles away I no doubt will go that way if the VA demonstrates untenable. Holding up until the point when September is OK yet in the event that I'm squandering my time it is great to realize that.- - Updated -

One all the more thing, after I went to the standard audiologist my better half and I chose it would have been beneficial for me to get HA's. The audiologist prescribed that I go to the VA first due to the cost. In the meantime I found out about the COSTCO choice and despite the fact that the closest is 50 miles away I in all likelihood will go that way if the VA demonstrates untenable. Holding up until the point that September is OK yet in the event that I'm squandering my time it is great to realize that.

raven316 Test comes about - Updated - Test comes about - Updated -

I went to the Athens, GA VA facility that is related with the Augusta VA Hospital. The Georgia Department of Veterans Services has an office nearby and the individual at the work area said i should conversed with them. The person was truly decent and he rounded out a shape for a handicap ask for me and had me sign it.- - Updated -

I went to the Athens, GA VA center that is related with the Augusta VA Hospital. The Georgia Department of Veterans Services has an office nearby and the individual at the work area said i should conversed with them. The person was truly decent and he rounded out a frame for a handicap ask for me and had me sign it.

raven316 I thought I required portable amplifier since I am progressively experiencing difficulty hearing individuals when they talk. I went to my normal ENT for the main test in June and this is what the outcomes resemble:

srt

rt 25 db left 25 db

HL for discourse separation

rt 65db lft 65db

Discourse separation

rt 100% Left 88%

I don't know how to peruse the Hearing Threshold in Decibels but to state it begins at 30 on the ansi side and at 1000 tumbles to 70 at 2000 and 80 at 3000it at that point backpedals up to 58 at 8000.

Tympanometry

Sort An in left and ry

ECV 1.1 rt 1.o right

Tympanogram

weight ) at 1.5

I was tried by the VA audiologist and inquired as to whether she needed to see these outcomes. She was amazed I had been test so as of late and said the outcomes were like her test. She at that point inquired as to whether I had any sensitivity issues and I said "a few". She at that point revealed to me she expected to retest and I said alright.- - Updated -

I thought I required portable amplifier since I am progressively experiencing difficulty hearing individuals when they talk. I went to my standard ENT for the primary test in June and this is what the outcomes resemble:

srt

rt 25 db left 25 db

HL for discourse segregation

rt 65db lft 65db

Discourse segregation

rt 100% Left 88%

I don't know how to peruse the Hearing Threshold in Decibels but to state it begins at 30 on the ansi side and at 1000 tumbles to 70 at 2000 and 80 at 3000it at that point backpedals up to 58 at 8000.

Tympanometry

Sort An in left and ry

ECV 1.1 rt 1.o right

Tympanogram

weight ) at 1.5

I was tried by the VA audiologist and inquired as to whether she needed to see these outcomes. She was shocked I had been test so as of late and said the outcomes were like her test. She at that point inquired as to whether I had any sensitivity issues and I said "a few". She at that point revealed to me she expected to retest and I said alright.

Doc Jake well it works precisely as I have portrayed to everybody on here. getting listening devices from the VA has literally nothing to do with getting a handicap rating. you obviously had a contention with your first AuD (amaze) since you were approached to return for a moment test. Precisely what makes you think you require helps? post your sound gram. In the event that you needn't bother with helps you won't just get helps since you need them. you sound gram probably been useful for the AuD to need to retest you. (or, on the other hand they thought you were faking) the audiologist that you are alluded to by your essential care doc is not (and never is) the AuD that will do the testing for an inability rating. It takes the best piece of a year for a choice on an inability rating. (furthermore, is not done at the neighborhood level). as expressed unless your essential care Doc alludes you, you won't see a pro. (audiology, optometry, dermatology, and so forth) once you have had your first visit with an authority you can make your subsequent arrangements straightforwardly.

concerning getting into the VA Healthcare framework it is by and large significantly less demanding for most people to have your nearby VSO (not VA) office do the printed material accurately and submit it for you. they will likewise do your inability printed material and offer proposals with reference to how to word certain issues.

what are you alluding to when you allude to a 'state rep'?

raven316 Originally Posted by dave77

That is not right.

The VA is fantastically underfunded and understaffed. The vast majority of the individuals who work there are committed and give great administration to Vets.

On the off chance that you are a VietNam vet, you are qualified for be selected in the framework.

Contingent upon your pay and regardless of whether you have any administration associated handicap you are appointed to a gathering and may or not have a copay for administrations that are given.

When you are enlisted in the framework you are appointed an essential care doctor.

Keeping in mind the end goal to legitimately serve their patients, the essential care doctor MUST first lead an entire physical examination of the patient. How the damnation do you anticipate that them will give legitimate referrals to different parental figures? The total physical incorporates blood work, temperature, pulse and some acknowledgment with the essential doc.

On the off chance that you have or report a hearing issue they allude you to an Audiologist. The specific one they sent you to, for reasons unknown needed to rehash the test. Maybe it was the way you connected with the Audiologist made them feel the test must be rehashed to confirm it's exactness.

There is no compelling reason to go to any state rep. I decided to and the outcome for me was what adds up to a generous benefits. I could have condition that without them, yet I speculate it would have taken me a great deal longer to make sense of things, however the state rep had my first benefits installment in my bank in around 90 days.

You can manage the framework that is set up, or get the daily paper and take a gander at the advertisements and choose some organization/audiologist that will get you set up that day with a sparkling new combine of listening devices that are about the same as the VA will give you with no abuse simply hand over or charge about $3,000-4,000-

A debt of gratitude is in order for the lucidity. My concern has not been with the VA, I did as portrayed and am presently sitting tight for my second meeting with the audiologist. What I implied by "the way it works here" was in reference to the remarks by "Doc Jake".

dave77 Originally Posted by raven316

So I figure the way it works here is that you make the meeting with the VA, go to the state rep and record the claim. At that point you go for the blood work and next the physical and are sent to the audiologist by the essential care doc. You go to the audiologist, have the test and are approached to return for a moment test. You portray the procedure that you experience and afterward are offended and assaulted by somebody who cases to be a VA audiologist and who has "helped vets get free listening devices" by following his recommendation which is effectively found via seeking this site? Entirely accommodating I should state.

That is not right.

The VA is unbelievably underfunded and understaffed. The vast majority of the individuals who work there are committed and give great administration to Vets.

In the event that you are a VietNam vet, you are qualified for be selected in the framework.

Contingent upon your salary and regardless of whether you have any administration associated handicap you are allocated to a gathering and may or not have a copay for administrations that are given.

When you are enlisted in the framework you are allocated an essential care doctor.

So as to legitimately serve their patients, the essential care doctor MUST first lead an entire physical examination of the patient. How the damnation do you anticipate that them will give appropriate referrals to different parental figures? The entire physical incorporates blood work, temperature, pulse and some exposure with the essential doc.

On the off chance that you have or report a hearing issue they allude you to an Audiologist. The specific one they sent you to, for reasons unknown needed to rehash the test. Maybe it was the way you associated with the Audiologist made them feel the test must be rehashed to confirm it's exactness.

There is no compelling reason to go to any state rep. I decided to and the outcome for me was what adds up to a considerable benefits. I could have condition that without them, yet I speculate it would have taken me a ton longer to make sense of things, yet the state rep had my first benefits installment in my bank in around 90 days.

You can manage the framework that is set up, or get the daily paper and take a gander at the advertisements and select some organization/audiologist that will get you set up that day with a sparkly new match of listening devices that are about the same as the VA will give you with no abuse simply hand over or charge about $3,000-4,000-

raven316 So I figure the way it works here is that you make the meeting with the VA, go to the state rep and record the claim. At that point you go for the blood work and next the physical and are sent to the audiologist by the essential care doc. You go to the audiologist, have the test and are approached to return for a moment test. You depict the procedure that you experience and afterward are offended and assaulted by somebody who cases to be a VA audiologist and who has "helped vets get free amplifiers" by following his recommendation which is effectively found via looking this site? Truly accommodating I should state.

dave77 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

what helps would you say you are wearing?

The Resound Alera that they gave me at first in 10/2012 The audiologist included a second program in mid 2013, and made a few changes back in May of this current year, however I don't think she touched the levels of #2 program that time in spite of the lessening in my listening ability.

Doc Jake Originally Posted by raven316

I know a punk when I read him. Advise your poop to another person.

the people I've advised my poop to before are wearing FREE portable amplifiers from the VA without a handicap rating..

Doc Jake Originally Posted by raven316

Alright, I'm clearly in the wrong place. I don't think you comprehend what truly matters to you. You need to have a C&P handicap rating to get HA's from the VA. The possibility that, since I am a Vietnam Vet and enlisted in the framework, that I simply waltz in and they give me listening devices is just not genuine. I don't know whether this is your site or on the off chance that you are some sort of troll however you can avoid the dark chopper poo.

you truly haven't the faintest idea do you.. individuals attempt to enable you to out despite everything you don't get it. in some cases it's so pitiful.

raven316 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

despite everything you don't get it.. in any case, did you feel it when she embedded that GPS beacon when you thought she was quite recently looking in your ears? makes it less demanding for the automatons to discover you.

Alright, I'm clearly in the wrong place. I don't think you comprehend what truly matters to you. You need to have a C&P handicap rating to get HA's from the VA. The possibility that, since I am a Vietnam Vet and enrolled in the framework, that I simply waltz in and they give me portable amplifiers is just not genuine. I don't know whether this is your site or in the event that you are some sort of troll yet you can skirt the dark chopper poop.

Doc Jake you still don't get it.. in any case, did you feel it when she embedded that GPS beacon when you thought she was quite recently looking in your ears? makes it less demanding for the automatons to discover you.

raven316 I discovered this on a VA/hearing related site:Has anybody needed to take two C&P exams for hearing assessment rate rating? The test were inside two months of each other. I have a troublesome time with word acknowledgment and the principal test contained words that were hard to get it. The second test contained words with letters in them to make the word more reasonable.

It would appear that I may have discovered the reason. It would appear that I will discover when I get my C&P comes about with choice on claim.c) Table VIa, “Numeric Designation of Hearing Impairment Based Only on Puretone Threshold Average,” is utilized to decide a Roman numeral assignment (I through XI) for hearing weakness construct just in light of the puretone edge normal. Table VIa will be utilized when the analyst affirms that utilization of the discourse segregation test is not fitting a direct result of dialect troubles, conflicting discourse separation scores, and so forth., or when shown under the arrangements of §4.86.- - Updated -

I discovered this on a VA/hearing related site:Has anybody needed to take two C&P exams for hearing assessment rate rating? The test were inside two months of each other. I have a troublesome time with word acknowledgment and the main test contained words that were hard to get it. The second test contained words with letters in them to make the word more reasonable.

It would appear that I may have discovered the reason. It would appear that I will discover when I get my C&P comes about with choice on claim.c) Table VIa, “Numeric Designation of Hearing Impairment Based Only on Puretone Threshold Average,” is utilized to decide a Roman numeral assignment (I through XI) for hearing weakness construct just in light of the puretone limit normal. Table VIa will be utilized when the analyst affirms that utilization of the discourse segregation test is not suitable in light of dialect troubles, conflicting discourse separation scores, and so forth., or when shown under the arrangements of §4.86.

raven316 Roger and that is the thing that he did, sent me to the audiologist. She tried me and said she resembles to test again in September. I just got to my record on the main connection and there is a claim for C&P set up so I figure that is the place I'm at.

much obliged

dave77 Originally Posted by raven316

Hell I don't have a clue. I went for the bloodwork a physical and the audiologist. Presently the MD that did the physical inquired as to whether I needed to go under the VA's care and I said I was secured by BCBS. Do you imagine that is it? I figure I better call them tomorrow and make sense of it.

much obliged

The person who gave you the physical is likely the doctor who has been doled out as your essential doc. Pretty much everything that occurs at the VA experiences that doc. Keeping in mind the end goal to see the audiologist they more likely than not made the referral to audiology.

Here are 2 sites you should look at. https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefi...enefits.portal

andhttps://www.myhealth.va.gov

Doc Jake I use to be stunned yet now I'm for the most part entertained..- - Updated -

I use to be astonished however now I'm generally diverted..

raven316 Heck I don't have the foggiest idea. I went for the bloodwork a physical and the audiologist. Presently the MD that did the physical inquired as to whether I needed to go under the VA's care and I said I was secured by BCBS. Do you surmise that is it? I figure I better call them tomorrow and make sense of it.

much appreciated

Initially Posted by Doc Jake

qualification for what?

are you in the VA Heath Care framework... on the off chance that you saw a VA audiologist I expect you are?

on the off chance that you are in the Health Care framework in the event that you NEED helps you will get helps. by qualification do you mean is whether you hearing is sufficiently terrible?

getting an incapacity rating has completely ZERO to do with getting helps by means of the VA Health Care framework. it's a totally isolate track and norms.

there are no dark helicopters orbiting the VA focuses.

Doc Jake Originally Posted by raven316

Appears to me she doubted my qualification. All that I have perused on the different vets portable amplifier gatherings is that an inability rating for hearing misfortune is exceptionally hard to get. It appears that tinnitus is a considerably more typical rating however you do require an inability rating to get them.- - Updated -

qualification for what?

are you in the VA Heath Care framework... on the off chance that you saw a VA audiologist I expect you are?

in the event that you are in the Health Care framework in the event that you NEED helps you will get helps. by qualification do you mean is whether you hearing is sufficiently terrible?

getting a handicap rating has totally ZERO to do with getting helps by means of the VA Health Care framework. it's a totally isolate track and norms.

there are no dark helicopters revolving around the VA focuses.

AlanM Originally Posted by raven316

about what?

I'm befuddled as well. Why didn't the Veteran's Administration audiologist arrange amplifiers for you? What were your listening ability misfortune estimations? Up until now, it appears that every qualified veteran on this discussion with hearing misfortune issues who have gone to the VA have become portable amplifiers from them.

Doc Jake Originally Posted by dave77

I am having heaps of inconvenience hearing anyplace outside of a little room or encased office. An eatery of store checkout line is near being stone hard of hearing. My sound set up a moment program on the Aleras yet in the event that I enact the second one, the distinction is not distinguishable to me.

Any proposals on what I ought to raise on my next meeting with the audiologist? In some cases I believe I'm not clarifying the trouble I'm having in wording she gets it.

what helps are you wearing?- - Updated -

Initially Posted by dave77

I am having bunches of inconvenience hearing anyplace outside of a little room or encased office. An eatery of store checkout line is near being stone hard of hearing. My sound set up a moment program on the Aleras however in the event that I actuate the second one, the distinction is not recognizable to me.

Any proposals on what I ought to raise on my next meeting with the audiologist? Once in a while I believe I'm not clarifying the trouble I'm having in wording she gets it.

what helps would you say you are wearing?

dave77 I am having loads of inconvenience hearing anyplace outside of a little room or encased office. An eatery of store checkout line is near being stone hard of hearing. My sound set up a moment program on the Aleras yet in the event that I enact the second one, the distinction is not detectable to me.

Any proposals on what I ought to raise on my next meeting with the audiologist? Now and then I believe I'm not clarifying the trouble I'm having in wording she gets it.

raven316 about what?

Doc Jake I'm confounded.. in any case, whatever.- - Updated -

I'm confounded.. in any case, whatever.

raven316 The audiologist said they would positively help me yet that I was spot on the fringe and she should make certain it's not sensitivity related. It's urging to hear that I stand a not too bad shot, will get them one way or the other and the Costco alternative appears to be truly great.

a debt of gratitude is in order for your data

Doc Jake Originally Posted by raven316

Alright, had a really exhaustive exam with an audiologist. She solicited a number from questions going in and after that clarified what she found. She said I have a few regions of medium to extreme misfortune however needs to test me again in September. We likewise discussed tinnitus yet she didn't specify it when I asked what the system would be from here on. It makes me somewhat anxious in light of the fact that my comprehension from perusing various VA hearing related sites is that nobody gets a hearing misfortune handicap rating yet bunches of individuals get tinnitus. Will require portable hearing assistants whether I get them from the VA or not all that I am enticed to get some at Costco and utilize the cash back alternative in the event that I get affirmed by the VA. I ought to likewise say that I went in the Army in 1966 when we had zero assurance in M-14 preparing and the penetration course where they set off ordnance test systems in sandbag pits as you low crept by them. I was in an ordnance unit if Korea (67-68) and after that went to Vietnam as a truck driver (67-68)

on the off chance that you were 'in nation' in Vietnam then you are a programmed into the VA Healthcare framework. Which in the event that you require amplifiers you will get listening devices. contingent upon your wage you may be charged $50 as a visit to the audiologist is a uniquely. You would likewise have a $8 co-pay for Rx's. With a maximum out of pocket every time of $150. Getting an inability rating has nothing to do with you being given guides. In the event that you get an inability rating then all co-pays are waved and you will get a tax exempt check month to month. To start with check will incorporate back to the day you documented your claim.

raven316 OK, had a quite exhaustive exam with an audiologist. She solicited a number from questions going in and afterward clarified what she found. She said I have a few regions of medium to serious misfortune however needs to test me again in September. We likewise discussed tinnitus yet she didn't specify it when I asked what the method would be from here on. It makes me somewhat anxious in light of the fact that my comprehension from perusing various VA hearing related sites is that nobody gets a hearing misfortune handicap rating however bunches of individuals get tinnitus. Will require portable hearing assistants whether I get them from the VA or not all that I am enticed to get some at Costco and utilize the cash back alternative on the off chance that I get endorsed by the VA. I ought to likewise say that I went in the Army in 1966 when we had zero assurance in M-14 preparing and the invasion course where they set off cannons test systems in sandbag pits as you low crept by them. I was in a cannons unit if Korea (67-68) and after that went to Vietnam as a truck driver (67-68)

Doc Jake care to detail your excursion for the advantage of the others?

raven316 I have an arrangement this evening with a VA audiologist! Not terrible considering I began the procedure three weeks back.

rweigle Dave

I think about whether your present guides are adequate for your misfortune. Is it safe to say that they were sufficient in the current past? Do you feel that you're hearing has become more awful? Your audiogram demonstrates that your misfortune in the correct ear is pushing the envelope of portable amplifiers innovation without assistive technology,e.g, mouthpiece with a Bluetooth streamer. You may be a contender for elective hearing choices and choices which can incredibly improve your listening ability encounters. Your ENT specialist or audiologist can enable you to investigate these alternatives. Look at the accompanying site to check whether require more data about your alternatives and answers at www.hearingloss.org - Updated -

dave77 Been right around 2 years and things are going downhill. I just have one program set and I think there are 4 programs accessible. I'm alright in a little room/office, however in an eatery or on a transport or a store checkout, it's almost difficult to hear what's being said. Can the distinctive projects be set to improve things, or am I set out toward keeping a pen and cushion with me generally?

TerryR40 Thanks, Doc. I'll do that.

Doc Jake there is just a single way you will know without a doubt.. visit your neighborhood VSO (practically every province as one) they will round out all the printed material effectively for you and submit it electronically. one arrangement of printed material will be for VA Healthcare and the other arrangement of printed material will be for an inability rating. attempting to manage the VA specifically unless you appreciate printed material is truly more inconvenience than it's worth especially when the VSO is there to help you consistently. on the off chance that you can't get in specifically from your administration being on a flight deck will most likely get you a rating which will get you in. make sure to take alll the printed material the VSO instructs you to bring. likewise make a point by point rundown of each conceivable thing that could have caused your listening ability lost on that ship,

TerryR40 So, I will attempt once more, ask in an unexpected way: Does one need to be a wartime veteran ('Nam or Korea) to have the capacity to be fit the bill for HAs? Or, on the other hand would my administration amid the Cuban Blockade qualify me?

Prior in this string, I read one notice's attestation that on the off chance that one was a wartime vet that there was no salary confinements. Assuming this is the case, and if my Cuban Blockade benefit qualifies all things considered, I ought to have the capacity to get listening devices from the VA at no cost.

Concur or not?

Doc Jake the correct strides have been point by point in numerous posts..- - Updated -

the correct strides have been itemized in numerous posts..

TerryR40 Lots of good data on this string (each of the 13 pages of it!). Be that as it may, there is one inquiry that, in spite of the fact that it has been moved around, hasn't been straight-out replied. Dynamic obligation: amid time of war/strife is by all accounts a ticket that will enable a vet to meet all requirements for portable amplifiers.

I served in a non-war period, 1962-1964 (with the exception of a short period amid the Cuban Blockade) on a plane carrying warship as a two year dynamic obligation Navy Reservist. I was in Communications Dept (Radioman rating). Playing out my Messenger obligations, I was required to go out onto the Flight Deck amid flight operations. Extremely boisterous condition, and obviously no one instructed me to wear hearing security. My resting compartment was additionally one level underneath the flight deck. I trust that I maintained hearing misfortune around then (I have a direct to extreme misfortune), in addition to tintinnitus.

Early this year (February), I went to the VA Center in Wichita, KS (I live over the state line in Oklahoma). I presented my application for Healthcare scope and was denied scope, with the announcement that my monetary resources surpassed as far as possible (I assume). I resemble many resigned Vets, I have a few resources in a 401K which needs to supplement my Social Security, however I'm positively not rich!

With the majority of this data, I would ask those vets on the discussion whether I should attempt once more. The lady who prepared my application acted like she was frantic at the world. Maybe having a terrible day, I don't have a clue, however I am recently pondering what counsel those on the gathering would offer for my situation?

Doc Jake wow.. this must be a joke.- - Updated -

amazing.. this must be a joke.

raven316 I have quite recently begun the procedure with the VA and my exploration has discovered that you in fact require an inability rating of 10% and you can get free amplifiers. I likewise have perused a lot that hearing misfortune handicap is hard to get however tinnitus is considerably less demanding. I could have my lab work done and have my underlying meeting with a GP in a week and have one with an audiologist toward the beginning of July. I'll update this string as often as possible,

Tigerbeetle66 Ramon, accept what the blurbs have expressed. I was in 1966-1970. Hueys and C-130 and two treks through essential, and so on and my listening ability went to pot. I went to the VA last August and started the printed material. Your DD214 is the most vital record. On the off chance that you don't have it, you can go on the web and demand it from the DoD focus in St. Louis. You can google wth web sight and round out the structures on line. On the off chance that you were in Agent Orange zones, you can likewise be screened for any eventual outcomes.

I have met my essential Dr., had new glasses made and likely the best eye exam I have had in 40 years. I meet with my Audio the finish of Dec. also, experienced a most intriguing and intensive sound exam. Discovered my acknowledgment of basic words was just around 65% +/ - . No big surprise I said Eh What?? I meetwith my sound this coming Thursday to get my HAs. He suggested Phonaks for me. I am getting the blue tooth commo gadget. Anticipating not syaing "Eh, what did you say?" TB

palmfish Originally Posted by Roscoev

Palmfish,

My AUDI said she has had awesome achievement utilizing the shut vault versus the open vault. The shut vault offers advantages, for example, less input issues and gives a superior general ordeal to the client. She said she for the most part begins with shut arches and after that on the off chance that they are uncomfortabe for the client she would then change them to the open vault. I examined them next to each other and didn't see quite a bit of a distinction.

I simply got my little vaults and have utilized them for around 30 hours and I like them. They are truly agreeable and I overlook that I have the HAs in my ears. I'm still really glad presumably require a touch of tweaking with the discretionary projects.

Construct for the most part in light of perusing remarks here, I accepted that shut vaults were for more extreme hearing misfortune, yet perhaps Im off-base. You audiologist clearly knows best and they are clearly a solid match for you.

Update me as often as possible on your "changes" please. I am finding your encounters extremely accommodating!

Roscoev Palmfish,

My AUDI said she has had awesome achievement utilizing the shut arch versus the open vault. The shut vault offers advantages, for example, less input issues and gives a superior general affair to the client. She said she more often than not begins with shut arches and afterward in the event that they are uncomfortabe for the client she would then change them to the open vault. I investigated them next to each other and didn't see quite a bit of a distinction.

I simply got my little vaults and have utilized them for around 30 hours and I like them. They are truly agreeable and I overlook that I have the HAs in my ears. I'm still entirely upbeat presumably require a bit of tweaking with the discretionary projects.

palmfish Originally Posted by Roscoev

I got my Phonak Audeo Q90s with the Compilot on 11/29 through the VA and I am very satisfied. The Audi setup the projects I asked for and the main issue I have is the volume in the correct HA should be turned down a score. I have an arrangement for 1/10 so she will have the capacity to deal with that for me around then.

The battery life has not been that incredible, I'm getting around 4 days for every set except that might be on account of I've been spilling Pandora by means of the compilot which is wonderful!! The VA sent me a 6 month supply of batteries in light of them enduring 7 days so I'll be set for a moment.

They HAs presently have medium shut arches and they appear to be somewhat awkward. I called the VA re-arrange focus and they are sending me some little shut vaults to attempt and check whether that have any kind of effect.

As I said I am extremely satisfied in general and as yet attempting to get used to them in various circumstances. I find that when I'm driving in my truck the wind clamor and warmer fan commotion is excessive so I turn the volume of the HAs down a couple of indents and it appears to help a lot.

The Speech in Noise program was somewhat awkward at first yet following fourteen days my cerebrum is beginning to change and I don't see the amplifiers exchanging as much as I did at first.

My trial endures until may yet I think these are guardians!!

Im so happy to peruse your refresh Roscoe! Much obliged for posting it. Would i be able to inquire as to why you have shut vaults? I can't help suspecting that you're hearing misfortune isn't excessively serious and open vaults would perform better for you. That is the thing that I have and my listening ability is very little superior to yours.

Your experience is fundamentally the same as mine. I get a strong 5 days from my batteries, yet I have not gotten my ComPilot yet so I have not been gushing by any means. I find as a rule they perform flawlessly with no mediation required on my part. I have never expected to modify the volume on mine. A couple of nits I need to pick (which I want to address when I go for my first change on the fourteenth) are the point at which I tune in to recorded music at home and keeping in mind that driving in the auto.

My "Music" program gets input in the left ear with any solid, and when I crank the volume down two "ticks" to dispense with the criticism, the correct ear never again has any enhancement. It appears the correct HA is not as "brilliant" or "noisy" as the left so I wind up with a sloppy/quieted feeling on the correct side. On the off chance that I tune in to music in "Auto" mode, at that point the treble blurs in and out in view of the music - as if the HA's translate some portion of the music as "foundation commotion." So, for instance, tuning in to jazz if the quartet is all playing together, it sounds awesome however in the event that the trumpet does a conspicuous solo, the cymbal taps that are steady all through the piece blur away as the HA's weaken the high freqs.

In the auto, it's fundamentally a similar thing. Changes in street surfaces and speeds cause the high freqs to blur in and out making music delight unthinkable. "Music mode" is not usable in the auto in light of criticism. In the event that Im sitting at a light, the music sounds great, however when I begin driving, the music blurs in treble and volume. All through the drive, the privilege and left HA will continually chase/alter independantly of each different as they persistently assess the commotion signature. Its irritating. Without the auto stereo on, I have discovered that if the fan is on, the air triggers the correct portable hearing assistant to "murmur" with a delicate static background noise. Inevitably, street clamor makes the HA's quiet this sound, however despite everything it appears to be odd that the HA's are responding thusly.

My last nit is that "Discourse in Noise" doesn't generally appear to work for me. I get the high freq quieting when I connect with the program, however voices don't appear to stay clear and I can't identify any directionality of the mics. It just seems like "killing the mics."

My arrangement for this Saturday is to have my Audiologist modify my "Music" program to dispose of the input and turn up the treble a bit on the correct HA so both sides sound the same. I will likewise check whether I can get a devoted "Driving" program - perhaps a non-programmed mode that concentrations the mics forward just and quiets everything else, which would likewise work in eateries and other noisy conditions.

I need to emphasize however that 90% of the time, auto mode as set amid my underlying fitting works extremely well and I am exceptionally satisfied. I trust my "issues" are ordinary changes that subsequent change will address. More often than not, my Q90's sound exceptionally characteristic and I really overlook that Im notwithstanding wearing them.

Roscoev I got my Phonak Audeo Q90s with the Compilot on 11/29 through the VA and I am very satisfied. The Audi setup the projects I asked for and the main issue I have is the volume in the correct HA should be turned down an indent. I have an arrangement for 1/10 so she will have the capacity to deal with that for me around then.

The battery life has not been that extraordinary, I'm getting around 4 days for each set however that might be on account of I've been gushing Pandora by means of the compilot which is great!! The VA sent me a 6 month supply of batteries in view of them enduring 7 days so I'll be set for a spell.

They HAs at present have medium shut vaults and they appear to be somewhat awkward. I called the VA re-arrange focus and they are sending me some little shut arches to attempt and check whether that have any kind of effect.

As I specified I am exceptionally satisfied in general and as yet attempting to get used to them in various circumstances. I find that when I'm driving in my truck the wind clamor and warmer fan commotion is excessive so I turn the volume of the HAs down a couple of scores and it appears to help a considerable amount.

The Speech in Noise program was somewhat awkward at first yet following fourteen days my mind is beginning to modify and I don't see the amplifiers exchanging as much as I did at first.

My trial endures until may however I think these are attendants!!

rasmus_braun Originally Posted by Roscoev

I am going for my fitting of Phonak Audeo Q90s on 11/29 and need a few suggestions from the specialists. The Q90s are equipped for 5 programs, would you be able to prescribe which programs I shoud ask for in light of my listening ability misfortune or is there a standard arrangement of projects?

The Audeo Q90 accompanies one program standard, the Automatic program, and it's fine for most by far of individuals. It will change the settings naturally relying upon what sort of condition you're in. In case you're the driver of an auto with rearward sitting arrangement travelers who jabber, you might need to attempt ZoomControl. What's more, in case you're outside in blustery circumstances with bunches of talkers, for example, a green, Speech in Wind may prove to be useful.

Roscoev All,

I am going for my fitting of Phonak Audeo Q90s on 11/29 and need a few proposals from the specialists. The Q90s are fit for 5 programs, would you be able to suggest which programs I shoud ask for in light of my listening ability misfortune or is there a standard arrangement of projects?

Much obliged

palmfish Thats brisk! Happy to hear it!

Roscoev Well I had my arrangement on Friday 11/15 and everything went well. The AUD requested my Phonak Audeo Q90s and set up an arrangement for 11/29 to have them fitted. I'm getting the ComPilot with it and passed on the TVLink. I'm quite energized!

I'll set up my next arrangement before I leave the workplace.

A debt of gratitude is in order for everyones offer assistance.

palmfish I just completed my listening device fitting. The procedure was exceptionally careful - more so than I anticipated. We did a full REM test with tones and discourse to "tune" the guides to my listening ability - a lot more top to bottom than Costco. I will hold judgment on the sound until the point that I have had them for two or three weeks. What I will state now is that i am exceptionally satisfied so far with the administration I have gotten and my capacity to hear high frequencies is particularly enhanced to where I am understanding discourse a great deal more unmistakably now.

My subsequent appt is booked for mid-December.

Spatchka Roscoev, you were getting some information about the time figure from exam to getting your guides.

My first exam was in the initial segment of Sept. and furthermore got a decent clean on both ears.

Lifted them up on Nov. twelfth.

Since I decided on CIC with molds taken of both ear waterways, this most likely added to the time consider.

Certainly justified regardless of the hold up and I had my Siemens as back ups.

Likewise, with the VA, in the event that you need a duplicate of the outcomes you should go to the Records office

what's more, request a duplicate of the exam. Not a bother, it just took around 5 mins for me.

Good fortunes with your arrangement. What's more, Thanks for Your Service.

Roscoev Originally Posted by Spatchka

Just gotten my HA from the VA Hospital in Nashville, TN.

The tech set up my guides, strolled me through the settings and cleaning/mind guidelines.

Got a Dehumidifier/dryer, wax guards+ mic covers, batteries, and so on.

The formed HA fit incredible : Starkey 3 arrangement i110 CIC

Exceptionally satisfied at the administration gave and they addressed every one of my inquiries.

The time for testing is 3 months.

The sound proliferation between my old Siemens and these are astounding.

The best part is presently my own particular voice sounds typical; with my old HA it seemed like I was talking too boisterous.

( likewise discovered that my ear channels are 33% the size they ought to be. Clarifies a considerable measure )

For the individuals who can utilize the administration of the VA, give them a go.

Much obliged's incredible news. I have an arrangement at the VA healing facility for my interview on Friday. Ideally I'll get uplifting news.

Spatchka Just grabbed my HA from the VA Hospital in Nashville, TN.

The tech set up my guides, strolled me through the settings and cleaning/mind directions.

Got a Dehumidifier/dryer, wax guards+ mic covers, batteries, and so forth.

The shaped HA fit awesome : Starkey 3 arrangement i110 CIC

Extremely satisfied at the administration gave and they addressed every one of my inquiries.

The time for testing is 3 months.

The sound proliferation between my old Siemens and these are stunning.

The best part is currently my own voice sounds ordinary; with my old HA it seemed like I was talking too boisterous.

( additionally discovered that my ear channels are 33% the size they ought to be. Clarifies a considerable measure )

For the individuals who can utilize the administration of the VA, give them a go.

Roscoev Thanks palmfish, extraordinary data. I seek the Phonaks work out after you. Tell me how you like them after you get some wear time.

palmfish Originally Posted by Roscoev

Much appreciated Palmfish. I did some examination and I concur my correct ear falls into respectably serious at 2k. General I have gentle to modestly extreme hearing misfortune.

I have a couple of inquiries for you about the VA procedure.

Did you need to go in for a discussion?

Is it accurate to say that you were at that point benefit associated?

To what extent did it require from the investment you had your discussion until the point that you're portable amplifiers came in?

I know timing might be diverse for me, I simply needed to get a thought of the procedure.

Much appreciated,

Roscoe

Beyond any doubt Roscoe...

1. My first arrangement was the hearing exam on Sep. 28th. We examined the outcomes and discussed my listening ability and tinnitus. This is the point at which we verified that listening devices would help me. My second arrangement was on Oct. nineteenth and this was even more a discussion. We sat and spoke particularly around two listening devices (Starkey and Phonak) he thought would work best for me and clarified their relative upsides and downsides. I picked the ones I needed and he put in the request. We booked my fitting arrangement for around one month later (that is to what extent he said it would take for my HA's to arrive). I have not gotten them yet - my third arrangement is on the sixteenth.

2. Yes. Before I resigned from the Army, my unit supported a visit by a nearby veterans association (I don't recollect which one). They had volunteers available to help warriors with applying to the VA. I met with one of them and he helped me round out the majority of the printed material (which they had carried with them). I was endorsed for handicap a couple of months after I resigned.

3. When I go in on Nov. sixteenth, it will have been an aggregate of 7 weeks from first arrangement to wearing amplifiers.

Roscoev Thanks Palmfish. I did some examination and I concur my correct ear falls into tolerably extreme at 2k. General I have gentle to decently serious hearing misfortune.

I have a couple of inquiries for you about the VA procedure.

Did you need to go in for an interview?

Is it safe to say that you were at that point benefit associated?

To what extent did it require from the investment you had your conference until the point when you're portable amplifiers came in?

I know timing might be distinctive for me, I simply needed to get a thought of the procedure.

Much appreciated,

Roscoe

palmfish Originally Posted by Roscoev

The AUD said she couldn't converse with me about the outcomes and that I need to contact the VA in a couple of days to set up a discussion. Here are my outcomes, I don't know what everything implies.

Discourse Audiometry

RT SRT=45; Speech Recognition=88; Level=65

LT SRT=40; Speech Recognition=92; Level=70

I'm not an audiologist so bring my reaction with a grain of salt...

The "discourse acknowledgment" scores are from the piece of the exam when you heard talked words and you were made a request to state back the word you listened. For your correct ear, it would seem that you scored 88% right at 65 decibels (that is the way boisterous the words were). Your left ear was 92% at 70 decibels. It is another metric your audiologist utilizes alongside your audiogram to decide how significant a hearing misfortune you have and the idea of the misfortune.

Taking a gander at your audiogram, you clearly (to me in any event) have commotion incited high recurrence hearing misfortune. You're hearing is observably impeded over 1000 Hz and fundamentally debilitated start at 2000 Hz as far as possible up to 8000 Hz. Human discourse is comprised of vowel sounds and consonant sounds. Vowel sounds are low recurrence and produce the volume you hear while consonants are high recurrence and have almost no volume however are what make the sound understandable. This is the reason you are presumably ready to hear individuals talking yet experience difficulty understanding what they are stating.

You're hearing misfortune gives off an impression of being fundamentally the same as mine, in spite of the fact that somewhat more awful. The greater part of my listening ability misfortune occurred while I was in the military with day by day introduction to air ship commotion. In light of what I know, you give off an impression of being an ideal contender for amplifiers and ought to get very great outcomes with a RIC listening device. It doesnt obstruct your ear trench so you keep up your normal hearing capacity, yet it will enhance the high freqs with the goal that you can at the end of the day hear the consonant sounds and comprehend discourse much better.

I think I specified that I am coming back to the VA healing facility on the sixteenth to be fitted with my Phonak Audeo Q90 portable hearing assistants. I am as of now exceptionally satisfied with my Costco helps I got a week ago and have seen a huge change in my capacity to comprehend discourse. I think you will be exceptionally satisfied!

Roscoev Originally Posted by Roscoev

Refreshed 11.05.13

Well I kinda bypassed the VA procedure. Recently I called the VA Audiology division and revealed to them I haven't gotten my arrangement yet. The AUD revealed to me that they are busy to the point that they are currently outsourcing exams to an organization called the "Hearing Rehab Center" here in Colorado and it as a rule takes three months to get endorsement and the arrangement set up. She said on the off chance that I had exam comes about I could simply fax them to the VA and the AUD would plan an arrangement for the meeting (2 weeks for an arrangement). I called the Hearing Rehab Center area in my general vicinity to perceive what it would cost for the exam and on the off chance that it would have been ~$100 I would pay out of my pocket so I wouldn't need to hold up 3 months. The medical attendant said she would hit me up on the cost..... after two hours she called and said that she conversed with the VA and they gave her endorsement to give me the exam and bill the VA. My arrangement is at 4:00pm today!! As should be obvious I'm truly glad

The AUD said she couldn't converse with me about the outcomes and that I need to contact the VA in a couple of days to set up a counsel. Here are my outcomes, I don't know what everything implies.

Discourse Audiometry

RT SRT=45; Speech Recognition=88; Level=65

LT SRT=40; Speech Recognition=92; Level=70

palmfish That's wonderful. Approach to step up and seek after it!

Roscoev Originally Posted by Roscoev

Well I had my arrangement today with my PCP at the Denver VA Hospital and he asked for an arrangement for me with the AUD. I asked what the sit tight time resembled for an arrangement and he said quite a while. I chose to stroll over to the AUD office and asked the attendant and she initially looked into my name and said it will likely associate with 4 months. She said I'll get a notice via the post office.

Whatever I can state is I am extremely disillusioned

Refreshed 11.05.13

Well I kinda evaded the VA procedure. Recently I called the VA Audiology division and revealed to them I haven't gotten my arrangement yet. The AUD revealed to me that they are busy to the point that they are presently outsourcing exams to an organization called the "Hearing Rehab Center" here in Colorado and it as a rule takes three months to get endorsement and the arrangement set up. She said in the event that I had exam comes about I could simply fax them to the VA and the AUD would plan an arrangement for the counsel (2 weeks for an arrangement). I called the Hearing Rehab Center area in my general vicinity to perceive what it would cost for the exam and on the off chance that it would have been ~$100 I would pay out of my pocket so I wouldn't need to hold up 3 months. The medical caretaker said she would hit me up on the cost..... after two hours she called and said that she conversed with the VA and they gave her endorsement to give me the exam and bill the VA. My arrangement is at 4:00pm today!! As should be obvious I'm quite cheerful

palmfish Originally Posted by AlanM

That is too long. Hold up time in New York City as of late was four weeks.

They have to get some audiologists to come in on contract. Mine is an agreement audiologist who comes in on Saturdays. I like Saturday arrangements in light of the fact that the healing center is practically void. Possibly Denver is doing this and you don't think about it?

AlanM Originally Posted by Roscoev

Well I had my arrangement today with my PCP at the Denver VA Hospital and he asked for an arrangement for me with the AUD. I asked what the sit tight time resembled for an arrangement and he said quite a while. I chose to stroll over to the AUD division and asked the medical caretaker and she initially looked into my name and said it will likely associate with 4 months. She said I'll get a notice via the post office.

Whatever I can state is I am extremely frustrated

That is too long. Hold up time in New York City as of late was four weeks.

palmfish Originally Posted by Roscoev

Well I had my arrangement today with my PCP at the Denver VA Hospital and he asked for an arrangement for me with the AUD. I asked what the sit tight time resembled for an arrangement and he said quite a while. I chose to stroll over to the AUD division and asked the medical caretaker and she initially looked into my name and said it will likely associate with 4 months. She said I'll get a notice via the post office.

Whatever I can state is I am exceptionally frustrated

Stunning, that truly sucks. Are there whatever other VA offices you can go to?

Roscoev Well I had my arrangement today with my PCP at the Denver VA Hospital and he asked for an arrangement for me with the AUD. I asked what the sit tight time resembled for an arrangement and he said quite a while. I chose to stroll over to the AUD division and asked the attendant and she initially looked into my name and said it will likely associate with 4 months. She said I'll get a notice via the post office.

Whatever I can state is I am extremely baffled

Roscoev Palmfish,

That is incredible data and exceptionally promising! My first arrangement is on Tuesday with my PCP and I trust everything goes well. I don't comprehend what's in store and I trust he can get me an arrangement entirely brisk. I sent for every one of my records half a month prior despite the fact that I do have my DD214.

I'll report back after my arrangement and let everybody know how it went.

Roscoev

palmfish Im in Seattle and called the VA healing facility in the start of September for an audiology arrangement. My arrangement was planned for 2 weeks after the fact. I booked my next arrangement before I exited the facility and it was 3 weeks after the fact. We requested my portable amplifiers amid that meeting with a conveyance date of mid-November, which is a 4 week hold up.

The audiologist told me that I will get one greater arrangement for modification 2 to 4 weeks after I get listening devices, and from that point forward, I need to come in on a "stroll in day" for additionally benefit. He revealed to me stroll in days are BUSY.

I'm truly trusting I like the Phonaks Im getting, yet in the event of some unforeseen issue, I will attempt and keep making month to month arrangements.

This has been a useful string. I welcome all the information and perusing about others encounters with the VA. I didn't generally know anything about the VA before a month ago, however on account of gatherings like this, I have progressed significantly.

Im extremely happy I met with a VSO before I resigned in 2008. He arranged all the VA application shapes with me and i was in the framework when I resigned. This is the first occasion when I have looked for benefit from the VA and they have been exceptionally responsive. A great deal more responsive than I anticipated.

Spatchka Wish I had discovered this site before getting another test and requested new guides from the VA.

Got a couple of Siemen Artis CIC helps around 7 years prior, and haven't had any issues since.

Just restored my battery card when I required new ones.

My VA Doc, amid my last exam, got some information about my guides and to what extent prior I got them.

He set up an arrangement for another test.

I expected that in the event that they were working, the VA wouldn't spring for new ones.

Presently I know I ought to have checked about the life expectancy of the HA.

Running with CIC again since that is the thing that I am use to.

Made new forms.

Try not to recall being gotten some information about specific brands; thought you get what they have.

Backpedal in one month from now to lift them up.

Presently I will have a huge amount of inquiries on account of the site.

My gratitude to the ones who get the data out to those of us lost in the techno woods.

Roscoev Originally Posted by Scotty G

Some information here: http://www.phonakpro.com/us/b2b/en/p...cessories.html

Much obliged Scotty, It appears as though phonak has an awesome line of embellishments. I have done a great deal of perusing about the components on the Phonak Q arrangement and it appears they are top notch.

Roscoev

Scotty G Originally Posted by Roscoev

Scotty,

A debt of gratitude is in order for the data. I'll remember that if the VA attaches me mind a Phonak HA. I'm not acquainted with the TVLink so I'll need to do some examination.

Roscoev

Some information here: http://www.phonakpro.com/us/b2b/en/p...cessories.html

Roscoev Thanks Doc, I'll remember that. I'm certain in the event that they don't work out, the AuD will roll out the improvement inside the time for testing.

Doc Jake I would profoundly suggest you get the custom forms regardless of the possibility that you could get by with arches of some sort.. the custom molds will have the correct venting and once you get use to them you will never backpedal. they aren't the huge outdated ear cover sort things once embedded they are level with the opening of the waterway.

Roscoev Scotty,

A debt of gratitude is in order for the data. I'll remember that if the VA attaches me mind a Phonak HA. I'm not acquainted with the TVLink so I'll need to do some examination.

Roscoev

Scotty G I have the ComPilot from Phonak through the VA and I can remark on the stereo from my encompass sound framework. I snare the Phonak TVLink S up to my headset out and the ComPilot appears to get all the distinctive encompass sound elements from my 5.1 framework. It is additionally incredible with my wireless. I was not really ready to utilize the cell earlier however now it is extraordinary!

Roscoev Originally Posted by Doc Jake

if you don't mind return and let us know to what extent it took you. I would be extremely shocked on the off chance that it took anyplace close to 3 months. Presently on the off chance that you just need a specific day of the week and are specific about time of day you may hold up longer. is it accurate to say that you are setting off to a VA Hospital, Ambulatory Care Center or a Community Based Outpatient Clinic? Amid your first visit in the wake of testing, and so on they will do they shape and request you helps. they for the most part get them in 2 to 4 weeks. make an appt before leaving for your development. at that point when you lift them up make another appt before clearing out. keep in mind on the off chance that you aren't attached to your first guides you can make a request to have a go at something else inside the initial 90 days however twofold beware of that with the AuD it might be 60 days on specific brands.

My PCP is at the Denver VA Hospital and the AuD is situated at a similar office. I'm adaptable with the date so I will take the principal date that is accessible. Much obliged for the heads up on planning my subsequent arrangement before I take off.

I'm trusting that I'm ready to get a BTE RIC HA, I don't think I can deal with an ear shape or anything deterring my ear yet I'll surrender that over to the suggestion of the AuD. I am additionally intrigued by the capacity to stream music from my Android cell phone to my HAs. I've been perusing up on a couple of the gadgets, for example, the Minitek, Streamer Pro, and Compilot. Are these stereo? Is there a HA bluetooth gadget that gives a not too bad bass? I don't know whether I will have any contribution on the HA producer I pick with the VA yet I might want to have a smart thought about my alternatives.

Much obliged,

Roscoev

Doc Jake Originally Posted by Roscoev

Much obliged Seb

I've been hearing awfulness stories on to what extent it takes to get a meeting with a VA AUD. A few people are stating it's taken them up to 3 months. I trust I don't need to hold up that long. It's a touch of demoralizing.

Much appreciated,

Roscoev

if it's not too much trouble returned and let us know to what extent it took you. I would be exceptionally shocked in the event that it took anyplace close to 3 months. Presently on the off chance that you just need a specific day of the week and are specific about time of day you may hold up longer. it is safe to say that you are setting off to a VA Hospital, Ambulatory Care Center or a Community Based Outpatient Clinic? Amid your first visit in the wake of testing, and so forth they will do they forms and request you helps. they for the most part get them in 2 to 4 weeks. make an appt before leaving for your development. at that point when you lift them up make another appt before taking off. keep in mind on the off chance that you aren't partial to your first guides you can make a request to take a stab at something else inside the initial 90 days however twofold beware of that with the AuD it might be 60 days on specific brands.

Roscoev Originally Posted by seb

From the four individuals I know who have gotten their HA's through the VA, I'm certain you will be dealt with exceptionally well and will presumably leave away with top of the line amplifiers and all the extra adornments you require, for example, Bluetooth streamer, TVLink, phone connector and at no cost to you. On the off chance that they don't offer or inquire as to whether you require any of the extras get some information about them and check whether they can arrange them for you when they put in the request for the HA's. Good fortunes!

Much obliged Seb

I've been hearing frightfulness stories on to what extent it takes to get a meeting with a VA AUD. A few people are stating it's taken them up to 3 months. I trust I don't need to hold up that long. It's a bit of demoralizing.

Much appreciated,

Roscoev

seb Originally Posted by Roscoev

I need to express gratitude toward ImBack and all that added to this string. I am a Vietnam Vet and have been overlooking my listening ability issues for a considerable length of time. I went to an Audi fourteen days prior and practically tumbled off the seat when she disclosed to me the cost of the HAs. I discovered this gathering on account of my companion google and took in a horrendous part in a brief span.

I reached the VA and went to the Denver VA doctor's facility on Friday to enlist. I clarified my circumstance about my listening ability issue and felt that a portion of the harm is from running substantial hardware while being in the Marine Corps and being around helicopters without hearing security. I additionally had a serious ear contamination while I was in Vietnam and I'm certain that didn't improve the situation. The Service Officer said I shouldn't have any issue getting HAs and made every one of the notes while enlisting me. I have my first meeting with an essential care doctor on 10/29 and ideally he will be planning my listening ability test on that day.

I don't know to what extent it will take to get from where I am at the present time to getting fit for HAs however I figure in the event that I held up this long I can hold up one more month or somewhere in the vicinity.

Much appreciated everybody and I'll keep you educated on how everything goes.

From the four individuals I know who have gotten their HA's through the VA, I'm certain you will be dealt with extremely well and will presumably leave away with top of the line amplifiers and all the extra frill you require, for example, Bluetooth streamer, TVLink, phone connector and at no cost to you. On the off chance that they don't offer or inquire as to whether you require any of the frill get some information about them and check whether they can arrange them for you when they put in the request for the HA's. Good fortunes!

Roscoev I need to express gratitude toward ImBack and all that added to this string. I am a Vietnam Vet and have been disregarding my listening ability issues for quite a long time. I went to an Audi fourteen days back and practically tumbled off the seat when she revealed to me the cost of the HAs. I discovered this gathering because of my companion google and took in a horrendous parcel in a brief span.

I reached the VA and went to the Denver VA healing center on Friday to enroll. I clarified my circumstance about my listening ability issue and felt that a portion of the harm is from running overwhelming hardware while being in the Marine Corps and being around helicopters without hearing assurance. I likewise had a serious ear disease while I was in Vietnam and I'm certain that didn't improve the situation. The Service Officer said I shouldn't have any issue getting HAs and made every one of the notes while enrolling me. I have my first meeting with an essential care doctor on 10/29 and ideally he will be booking my listening ability test on that day.

I don't know to what extent it will take to get from where I am at the present time to getting fit for HAs however I figure in the event that I held up this long I can hold up one more month or somewhere in the vicinity.

Much obliged everybody and I'll keep you educated on how everything goes.

Uncle Larry the VA expect a life expectancy of 4 years for helps. in the event that you require redesigned before 4 years in light of the fact that you're hearing has become more regrettable they will.

to the extent elucidation of need in the event that you are in the VA medicinal services framework on the off chance that you require portable amplifiers you will get listening devices. you should simply ask your essential care doc to allude you to the audiology dept. there is no puzzle or dark helicopters included.

dave77 How regularly will they supplant/redesign the guides?

DoubleL The last I heard was that any veteran fits the bill for amplifiers, regardless of the possibility that his presentation to commotion was just in essential preparing. When I went in (1952) we were given no hearing insurance on the terminating range. I initially reached the VA when I heard that they were thinking about tinnitus as an administration associated inability. I don't utilize the VA for some other administration. I had Exelias, iCom, myPilot and Smart connection. Presently I have Phonak Bolero Q90P aids.You can't show signs of improvement than this.

Scotty G Originally Posted by tevz32

IMBACK's data is spot on. My recommendation is: overlook the 10% administration related prerequisite and get into the framework! Once into the framework ask for a hearing test. Tell the audi your experience and hearing issues.

I need to concur with TEVZ32. I've joined the connection to VA approach on this from one of their centers. It is the National VA approach. Nothing wandered nothing gained!!!! Expectation this helps!http://www.visn2.va.gov/VISN2/dt/audiologyfaqs.asp

tevz32 IMBACK's data is spot on. My recommendation is: disregard the 10% administration related necessity and get into the framework! Once into the framework ask for a hearing test. Tell the audi your experience and hearing issues. I'll nearly ensure they will outfit you with untouchable guides. This was my experience following 50+ years (Korea) and 4 or 5 retail helps.

DoubleL I am a Korean veteran filling in as a radar workman on a battery of 90mm antiaircraft big guns. In 1987 I experienced the Aston Hearing Center in Dallas to perceive what should be possible for the ringing in my ears. They discovered it was nothing unsafe, recently irritating. At that point I found that the VA was thinking about this an administration associated inability. Since I had an audiogram from the Aston Center the VA focus just checked a couple of focuses and discovered my misfortune was steady. The audiologist asked what I needed and I requested Phonak Exelias. She said OK. I additionally got the SmartLink, iCom and myPilot.

Presently 5 years after the fact I have been moved up to Phonak Bolero Q90p helps. At the present time they are set too noisy, I never turn them up, just down. I will get that balanced in a long time and expectation I can get a comPilot.

In the back of my 81 year old personality I think I read that simply being in the administration qualifies you for portable amplifiers. This accept you were liable to uproarious clamor at some point in your voyage through obligation. Try not to cite me on this however remember it and go to the VA, they will attempt to enable all of you they to can.

I don't utilize the VA for whatever other human services, just the HAs.

dave77 Looking at my qualification articulation from the VA, it says under listening devices, additionally some other hardware that they are secured:

"in extraordinary conditions or for medicinally convincing reasons"

My theory would be that there is space for different understandings that can rely upon proposals from an individual essential care doctor or PA, and direction by VA administration, either in a specific division (PACT group or audiology), office, or locale wide.

tevz32 Originally Posted by raymon

Imback, a debt of gratitude is in order for the data concerning VA benefits. I took after your exhort and reached the VA by telephone. I served in the Army amid the Vietnam period and my last asigment was in mounted guns.

I was educated that keeping in mind the end goal to fit the bill for amplifiers, I require no less than a 10% administration associated dissability. My lone option is to petition for a dissability assert that can assume control one year to prepare with no assurance. They gave me a claim number and they will send me the printed material via mail.

The individual revealed to me that ringing in the ears if endorsed is 10% dissability and more serious hearing lost will be higher. I was not hoping to apply for dissability and to the long procedure, however it doesn't hurt to attempt.

Like I stated, I addressed the VA by telephone recorded in their site. So unless there is some other data out there, in the event that you don't have an administration associated dissability you are not met all requirements to got portable hearing assistants.

Do you have an administration associated dissability? Did you got it directly after your released?

I am thining after such a large number of years, I don't recognize what my odds are to get support.

Whatever other data that can help me would be valued. Give me a chance to clear up once more, I have not gone to the VA doctor's facility or center face to face. So I don't know whether this will have any kind of effect. On account of you and alternate individuals that reacted. (I could discover the DD214)

This is my involvement with the VA audiology: I am a Korean war vet. 10 or 12 years prior I had a hearing test at the VA facility and was informed that unless I could demonstrate my misfortune was benefit related I was not qualified for VA provided helps. In the wake of perusing a few posts on this sight, I chose to attempt once more. This time an entire distinctive outcome. In July 2012 I was fitted with Phonak Naida S IX CRT's. Thus, it appears that parameters for qualification have changed, particularly on the off chance that you were infantry (me) or ordnance. My recommendation is to agree to accept VA social insurance and apply foryour helps.

Scotty G Just a report on VA Audiology utilizing contract audiologists. My center (Viera, FL) has begun utilizing temporary workers. I am to see one month from now at the VA office when I get my new HAs. Ideally this will help with the excesses around there,

Colie I had a charming astonishment when i brought in for an arrangement at the Ft. Myers center here in Florida. They alluded me to the new VA office in Cape Corral. When I got there I discovered that they are not open yet but rather were opening Monday, December 17, 2012 and that I didn't require an arrangement since they were open for stroll in's each evening. This will surely be not quite the same as the long hold up between arrangements that everybody managing the VA is utilized to. simply trust it works out.

Mick Shu She asked in the event that I needed both guides to be controlled together

what she implied by that was did you need her to turn on e2e Wireless which implies in the event that you utilize the VC situated on one guide that you need both guides to change same for PC, quiet, and so on keep a rundown of changes you need made and sent them an email (secure informing from HealtheCare) by and large they will have the progressions made and simply download the new programming.

colie1 I am expecting PC remains for program control and VC remains for volume control. This was never sufficiently disclosed to me and don't know the audiologist knew it as she truly was not comfortable with Siemens. She asked on the off chance that I needed both guides to be controlled together and I said yes since my old Phonaks were set that way. Yet, in the event that one can be set to volume control and one set to program control, I will go for that change at my following visit. My present setup is for program control where one course switches programs up and the other heading changes program down (both guides same capacity).

Mick Shu The scaled down tek is truly required for volume control and bluetooth associations

the switch on one guide can be set to PC and the switch on the other guide can be set to VC. I once in a while pull around my miniTek as the incidental phone call I can deal with fine simply putting the telephone in the right area against the guide. in case will be driving all the more then just around the zone I go BT. to the extent getting a VA arrangement take whatever you can get cause when you truly require one you will think damn on the off chance that I had made one 2 months prior... I generally make one in transit out the entryway for in the vicinity of 2 and 3 months.

colie1 Originally Posted by dockristin

Happy you are enjoying the Siemens framework and the frill.

Is the primary concern you don't care for about the Mini-Tek the battery life? I haven't generally had anybody gripe about that versus the batt life on the normal Tek so perhaps another person can edify the two of us in the matter of whether it's altogether extraordinary!

I didn't intend to infer that I didn't care for the smaller than usual tek. I was simply calling attention to a portion of the impediments as I see it. Subsequent to having the new guides for a little while I am content with them, generally in light of the fact that I now hear better. The smaller than normal tek is truly required for volume control and bluetooth associations so I am currently beginning to abandon it off for the greater part of the day to preserve battery control. I additionally connect it to a charging source when conceivable while staring at the TV at home. In any case, in the event that you are searching for a long end of the week day of TV seeing a few donning occasions as I do, you will probably get a red light demonstrating low battery if not associated with an outside power source. I have never run low on control with the rechargeable batteries in the amplifiers. I am presently coming to the heart of the matter where I can interface them to the charger oblivious in order to not irritate the spouse who is normally sleeping when I go to bed. I have gone to conveying the smaller than normal tek in my jeans take since I primarily wear golf shirts without pockets and have observed it to be an aggravation when wearing it with the neck circle or cut to a neckline. This would be an issue for a substantial wireless client however. I think the expendable wax monitors are a smart thought and have been transforming them about once every week. Might at present want to get a usable program on channel 5 yet can't get plan with the VA sooner rather than later to do as such. That is about it and expectation my little audit may help other people in choosing the correct portable amplifiers.

dockristin Glad you are enjoying the Siemens framework and the adornments.

Is the primary concern you don't care for about the Mini-Tek the battery life? I haven't generally had anybody grumble about that versus the batt life on the standard Tek so perhaps another person can edify the two of us in the matter of whether it's altogether unique!

colie1 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

as I would see it and you can simply exchange them in and attempt others I would attempt the Siemens Pure Carets which accompanied rechargeable size 13 batteries that are useful for no less than 18+ hours. They have a rocker on each guide one can be set for VC and the other for PC. The Tek is a pleasant unit not too huge but rather not very little has coordinate access with 5 expansive catches and a little screen. It additionally has a treble control. It doesn't should be holding tight your neck most the folks place them in their shirt take yet with the on-board rockers it not a major ordeal on the off chance that you neglect to take it some place. With your numbers I would run with the HP recipients and custom molds. In any case, make certain to remind the Audi you might want the rechargeable batteries. When you backpedal to be fitted you ought to get the guides, revive, Tek which accompanies the tvlink. program 1 with be typical/auto, 2 will be BT telephone of course. I would request the Tek on program 3 and discourse concentrate on 4.. there's a not insignificant rundown of projects you could attempt on 5.. clamor, outside, music since with Tek you don't have to burn through the program you should have a go at something on 5. it can without much of a stretch be changed at each visit. not at the fitting appt by the following most folks need not so much treble but rather more bass put on the Tek program 3. checkout the Phonak, Siemens and Widex site so you have current data to converse with the audi about.

I at long last got the Siemans Pure Carats and have had them for 3 days now and must state I am very awed with them. I accepted your recommendation and got the rechargeable batteries. I likewise got the minTtek remote which I am having qualms about whether I ought to have gotten the Tek. The battery charge in the miniTek has just been enduring around 13 or 14 hours before closing down, possibly an excess of bluetooth tuning in.

The Audiologist said she was not knowledgeable on the Siemans and therefore was hesitant to give me additional projects over the fundamental program customized to my listening ability misfortune. I demanded that i needed to have no less than a foundation clamor cancelation program and she said it was implicit. She at long last gave in and called Siemans and they revealed to her it was program 4 which was a foundation clamor wiping out program in light of Program 1. Projects 2 and 3 are held for Bluetooth. I never got a program 5 however after very nearly 2 hours in her office I was prepared to go.

The fundamental portable hearing assistants are brilliant and I hear discourse lucidity superior to anything I have in numerous years so I don't think there is any uncertainty that I will keep the guides. The bluetooth is truly a joy, both for my phone and TV and the bluetooth coupling was simple. Program 4 did not function and in addition my old Phonaks and I think I have to get it changed a bit. I will likewise attempt to inspire something to attempt on 5 when I see an alternate Audiologist on my next arrangement.

colie1 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

colie1, send me a pm I won't post recommendations freely here.. which center?

I got this message when I attempted PM you: Doc Jake has picked not to get private messages or may not be permitted to get private messages. In this way you may not send your message to him/her.

Doc Jake colie1, send me a pm I won't post recommendations freely here.. which center?

bpmerillat Originally Posted by zafdor

> just 1% of all qualified U.S. nationals served in the United States Military

There are 5Million dynamic obligation, 23 million Veterans, and 303M americans. I'll give you a chance to make sense of how to make sense of how to bar little children and different people not qualified, but rather you are off by no less than a component of 10.

That is the reason I revised myself after Mick's remark. I ought to have said "by and by pick" rather than "picked".

zafdor > just 1% of all qualified U.S. residents served in the United States Military

There are 5Million dynamic obligation, 23 million Veterans, and 303M americans. I'll give you a chance to make sense of how to make sense of how to reject little children and different people not qualified, but rather you are off by no less than a variable of 10.

Mick Shu Originally Posted by Currently

Wow ... leave for some time and returned to the extravagant return of the ornery Mick Shu guaranteeing different characters!

Does this imply Mick = Corey?

simply consider all that you missed.. generally hinders who can't seen to utilize goggle so come here to request that how do everything. Vets bitching about to what extent it takes to get free amplifiers. I'm know I'm an ass for anticipating that people should put out only a little exertion noting their own particular inquiries before coming here searching for somebody to do it for them. do ponder where my mate corey went.. possibly he lost his PC time at the "home" or got whacked by an auto riding his extremely over-burden bike without lighting oblivious and couldn't hear the truck coming up behind him in view of all the sweat. or, then again perhaps he volunteered to be the first for that transplant and things went poorly great. beyond any doubt miss the past times.. folks like corey,, cyborg, my pal poor Mike out in oceanside ca who got free amplifiers cause I kicked him in the ass.. also I'll wager he's pulling down a decent month to month check. or, then again that old person from GB who thought old people were squandering their cash on helps since they wouldn't be around sufficiently long to appreciate them. at that point my unsurpassed most loved english man the unrivaled ZCT who for reasons unknown moved here however doen't appear to like a certain something.. check here for his present tirades.. counting nazis, ladies, dead infants and that's just the beginning. he could dish it out yet when a car of people faced his BS he pulled ass. (like all domineering jerks do) http://zct168.blogspot.com/

bpmerillat Originally Posted by Mick Shu

just 1% of all qualified U.S. natives served in the United States Military

clearly you disregarded the draft..

I stand corrected...typo on my part. I apologize. I ought to have said "directly pick", not "picked".

Currently Wow ... leave for some time and returned to the reckless return of the ornery Mick Shu guaranteeing various characters!

Does this imply Mick = Corey?

Mick Shu only 1% of all qualified U.S. natives served in the United States Military

apparently you overlooked the draft..http://usmilitary.about.com/od/deplo...afthistory.htm

In 1973, the draft finished and the U.S. changed over to an All-Volunteer military.

bpmerillat Any veteran, paying little respect to their MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), has earned health advantages through the VA. Doesn't make a difference in case you're a pencil-pusher, snort, torque, wire-puppy or a spoon. Every MOS has their own particular commitment to the comprehensive view. Also, every veteran needed to experience Basic Training first. So all veterans are prepared for battle, to be set up for such a circumstance, if require be. What's more, just so individuals know, just 1% of all qualified U.S. nationals served in the United States Military. 1%. They will put their life at stake if require be. That 1% unquestionably merits their health advantages from the VA. I am a glad individual from that 1%. I was a 63T20, Bradley Mechanic, for a long time. I never observed battle. Be that as it may, I'm a legend, none the less, in many people groups eyes. Since I served. Also, I, alongside each other veteran, for sure merit our health advantages.

Mick Shu that implies individuals state-side doing work area jobs...somehow they aren't meriting similar administrations of other people serve's identity???

well that is the place Uncle Sam and I can't help contradicting you. ask why people who say I ain't worth squandering their time on squander such a large amount of their time on me?

DocAudio Originally Posted by Mick Shu

didn't you hubby have a go at getting VA comp for save obligation filling sand sacks some place? you are the one that rapidly and mistakenly indicated out me the man of honor was in Cincy and not the west drift. clearly you were reacting to my reaction to the OP without perusing the whole post. not each swinging dick that was in the administration or saves or protect merits all that they can get. On the off chance that they were in a battle theater or on board a ship or flying machine supporting battle yes.. sitting at a work area doing the printed material to send people to battle is somewhat unique.

Dynamic obligation. In a classification 5 sea tempest, while on sending to focal America. Also, yes, he gets handicap from the administration. Furthermore, professional recovery. What's more, he's qualified for each and every penny on account of what he's been through since the Army caused perpetual, hopeless harm to his back, in addition to other things. It was amid peace-time, so by all accounts does that mean he's not qualified for benefits? That is BS.

My oversight about him being in Cinci. You're correct, I went poorly and read EVERY SINGLE POST since I really work amid the day, you-know...helping individuals to hear better...even in this way, that doesn't give you authorization to be a total POS. I read a page or two back and essentially misjudged the time span he was under. My terrible. Rather than being a total ass when you reacted however, you could have either overlooked it or reacted in a significantly more develop way...but I imagine that would be asking excessively from you since it doesn't appear like you truly know how.

I remain by my conviction that administration is benefit. I trust that on the off chance that you volunteer to serve, regardless of the possibility that your employment is at a work area, you are still nourishment for the meat-processor should poo go down...each work is imperative. Individuals in battle zones require support...that implies individuals state-side doing work area jobs...somehow they aren't meriting similar administrations of other people serve's identity??? Apologies, I don't separate between individuals who serve their nation that way. Somebody volunteered to serve - that demonstration of standing up and promising to give their life with regards to their nation - regardless of the possibility that they are never set in a place to do as such - qualifies them for benefits...end of story. Attempting to state that this individual is more deserving of advantages than another is an exceptionally elusive incline to get on. Begin telling individuals that on the off chance that they join the military and sit behind a work area for a long time that they won't get any sort of noteworthy advantages on the grounds that by one means or another they aren't as meriting as other people who served in the military and perceive how quick enrollment goes down. My better half was a battle bolster MP at an army installation with one of the most astounding suicide rates in the nation. He got called week by week to scenes where individuals either were effective or attempting to end their lives. That can truly destroy you after for a short time. Imagine a scenario where he had never observed battle and served his time yet had PTSD from what he saw amid his time in benefit. What number of individuals with their brains extinguished do they need to see before you think they are qualified for benefits??? I get the entire contention you and others have...but it's profoundly imperfect and at last, you just can't (and IMHO shouldn't) attempt.

MCB BEFORE, you *******!

Mick Shu Originally Posted by MCB

Perhaps he got sustained up and put you on overlook. Are child wipes useful for wiping out external ear and earmolds so they can remain in better?

earlier or after you wiped the infant's can?

MCB Maybe he got nourished up and put you on overlook. Are infant wipes useful for wiping out external ear and earmolds so they can remain in better?

Mick Shu Originally Posted by seb

Mick, nothing more will be tolerated. You're really great I've at any point seen at making a mountain out of a mole slope, yet in the event that will debilitate Colie with wiping out his arrangement you should make one for yourself down the lobby from Audiology at Psychiatry while you are busy and understand your many issues. Something isn't right.

Seb, sort of moderate today around evening time? typically you are directly behind me

MCB Originally Posted by seb

Mick, enough is enough..... Something isn't right.

Truly??

seb Mick, nothing more will be tolerated. You're really great I've at any point seen at making a mountain out of a mole slope, yet in the event that will undermine Colie with scratching off his arrangement you should make one for yourself down the corridor from Audiology at Psychiatry while you are grinding away and understand your many issues. Something isn't right.

colie1 Originally Posted by Mick Shu

again in the event that you were in a battle zone as I expressed you are positively entitled. gracious, continue watching that your appt ain't been scratched off. that is the issue with truly old individuals they get pissed notwithstanding when somebody causes them out.

Not in the slightest degree. Prior you gave me some great data on VA areas in Florida, I valued it and disclosed to you so. I have issues with the dirty moves you take with no genuine learning of the circumstance and your silly reactions like "continue checking your appt ain't been scratched off".

Mick Shu again on the off chance that you were in a battle zone as I expressed you are surely entitled. gracious, continue watching that your appt ain't been scratched off. that is the issue with truly old individuals they get pissed notwithstanding when somebody causes them out.

MCB I concur with Mick Shu on this, however I will state it much in an unexpected way. I live in a VA town, and there are vets who don't merit the advantages they get. Mail representative??? Goodness, better believe it - And battle vets who have been through substance mishandle treatment 12 times- - even that is excessive.

Much obliged to you, colie. Obviously not one of those abusers of the framework.

colie1 Originally Posted by Mick Shu

well you make the most of your $6K helps compliments of the citizen.. in the event that I get sufficiently exhausted possibly I'll call and cross out you VA appt. can't be that numerous 84yo people in the PC to pickup helps on Nov 30. DocAudio you have a ball here.. a high rate of your post get assaulted and you need to return and safeguard yourself. in any case, understood that you aren't justified regardless of my time or exertion however you had effectively invested the energy and exertion. I'll got 3 or 4 people free guides around and whatever they do is b1tch about making an appt and hold up 8/10/12 weeks. gracious well back to another userid for temporarily..

I would answer and give you a little flack however chose you make a decent showing with regards to of decimating your own particular validity with no assistance from me.

Additionally I spent a time of those 84 years in Korea in a battle zone so I don't consider those $6K helps as compliments of the citizens.

Mick Shu Originally Posted by DocAudio

Each veteran EARNED those $6K listening devices by serving their nation. In the event that you are a veteran, this even incorporates you.

On the off chance that there is any gathering of individuals in this nation that merit all that they get (and that's just the beginning) it's men and ladies who have ventured up either willfully or when called upon to serve our nation in any way.

Not certain why you made this string about me...maybe you simply get your kicks trolling diverse forums...how dismal.

didn't you hubby take a stab at getting VA comp for hold obligation filling sand packs some place? you are the one that rapidly and mistakenly indicated out me the man of his word was in Cincy and not the west drift. clearly you were reacting to my reaction to the OP without perusing the whole post. not each swinging dick that was in the administration or saves or protect merits all that they can get. In the event that they were in a battle theater or on board a ship or flying machine supporting battle yes.. sitting at a work area doing the printed material to send people to battle is somewhat unique.

DocAudio Originally Posted by Mick Shu

well you make the most of your $6K helps compliments of the citizen..

Each veteran EARNED those $6K listening devices by serving their nation. In the event that you are a veteran, this even incorporates you.

On the off chance that there is any gathering of individuals in this nation that merit all that they get (and then some) it's men and ladies who have ventured up either willfully or when called upon to serve our nation in any way.

Not certain why you made this string about me...maybe you simply get your kicks trolling distinctive forums...how tragic.

Mick Shu well you make the most of your $6K helps compliments of the citizen.. on the off chance that I get sufficiently exhausted possibly I'll call and scratch off you VA appt. can't be that numerous 84yo people in the PC to pickup helps on Nov 30. DocAudio you have a ball here.. a high rate of your post get assaulted and you need to return and shield yourself. in any case, understood that you aren't justified regardless of my time or exertion yet you had effectively invested the energy and exertion. I'll got 3 or 4 people free guides around and whatever they do is b1tch about making an appt and hold up 8/10/12 weeks. gracious well back to another userid for momentarily..

colie1 Originally Posted by Mick Shu

well here in the east when somebody discusses going to FL for the winter (that what old individuals do here) the main inquiry the vast majority of them get is WEST or EAST drift. since he had particularly said Ft. Myers I knew he was discussing the WEST drift. I was reacting to the OP which I know a considerable measure of people experience difficulty remaining on subject.most individuals presumably contemplated the West Coast as in by the Pacific Ocean truly? not on the off chance that they had perused his post. besides I'm reacting to the OP and clearly he caught on.

I post under different names and prohibiting is quite recently imbecilic as it takes all of 5 mins to get another userid. be that as it may, one thing for beyond any doubt I never twist around as I probably am aware you are directly behind me. perhaps it's a WEST drift thing? I'll even wager if the OP had gotten along he could have his appt climbed. in any case, I'm speculating he b1tched about to what extent everything took, played the age card and the going to FL for the winter card. people's behind the work area aren't going to FL for the winter and have heard the b1tching about moderate regular..

I think I see what the others are grumbling about after that shameful attack at me! Expressing truths is a considerable measure not the same as "played the age card". In my visit to the VA age was never said, Florida was never specified, nor did I demonstrate a state of mind as you recommend. So for this situation you are making a few mistaken presumptions and I better comprehend where these other individuals are originating from. So quit attempting to divert the warmth you are taking toward me.

DocAudio Originally Posted by Mick Shu

no sh1t sherlock!! you should read as opposed to hopping up people a$$ you don't especially look after..

on the off chance that you had perused his post you would have seen his fundamental issue with the deferral in getting his HAs in Cincy is he has a rental in Ft Myers beginning the next day. I proposed in the event that he gets the guides before he leaves as opposed to paying your companion to modify them he could discover a VA center around Ft. Myers. I know you are constantly right (or think you are) so I'll erase the connection. You just issue with the VA is they wouldn't procure you.

You sir, are a tasteful, tasteful person.

Had a decent reaction written out, yet understood that you aren't justified regardless of my time or exertion. Put the connection back...I could mind less what you do...why you punish the patient since you got your underwear all in a bundle in light of a one line reaction I posted I'll never know. You're the person who supposes I hopped on you when I just created an impression. Too terrible you translated it as me by one means or another assaulting you...fitting into an example of other individuals assaulting you maybe??? Sounds like somebody is somewhat neurotic...

What's more, for the record, I have ZERO issues with the VA. I connected 14 YEARS AGO and trust me, have since proceeded onward to much better things for me. That piece of your reaction really made me giggle.

Mick Shu well here in the east when somebody discusses going to FL for the winter (that what old individuals do here) the primary inquiry the greater part of them get is WEST or EAST drift. since he had particularly said Ft. Myers I knew he was discussing the WEST drift. I was reacting to the OP which I know a considerable measure of people experience difficulty remaining on subject.most individuals most likely pondered the West Coast as in alongside the Pacific Ocean truly? not in the event that they had perused his post. furthermore I'm reacting to the OP and clearly he caught on.

I post under various names and restricting is quite recently idiotic as it takes all of 5 mins to get another userid. be that as it may, one thing for beyond any doubt I never twist around as I probably am aware you are directly behind me. possibly it's a WEST drift thing? I'll even wager if the OP had gotten along he could have his appt climbed. be that as it may, I'm speculating he b1tched about to what extent everything took, played the age card and the going to FL for the winter card. society's behind the work area aren't going to FL for the winter and have heard the b1tching about moderate regular..

MCB I have gone by the east shore of Wisconsin, however I favor the Mississippi stream side. I think this is getting political.

seb Mick,

I know you will instruct me to $$$$ $$$ yet I think you owe DocAudio a statement of regret, your comments were absolutely un called for and demonstrate definitely no class. I think a great many people most likely considered the West Coast as in beside the Pacific Ocean and in a past post you revealed to me I didn't comprehend what I was discussing when I said it took a month and a half or more to get HA's from the Palo Alto, VA, so you had as of now demonstrated you didn't think about the West Coast. It isn't so much that we don't care for you it's that we don't care for how you hammer individuals when you are incorrect or somebody says something against you. I thought the restricting as IMBACK had brought back another more pleasant, gentler MIC SHU however I figure that won't occur.

Mick Shu Originally Posted by DocAudio

Mick ~ The OP said he went to the VA in Cincinnati...which is in Ohio, not Florida or the West Coast.

no sh1t sherlock!! you should read as opposed to bouncing up people a$$ you don't especially tend to..

on the off chance that you had perused his post you would have seen his principle issue with the deferral in getting his HAs in Cincy is he has a rental in Ft Myers beginning the next day. I proposed on the off chance that he gets the guides before he leaves as opposed to paying your companion to change them he could discover a VA facility around Ft. Myers. I know you are constantly right (or think you are) so I'll erase the connection. You just issue with the VA is they wouldn't enlist you.

colie1 Originally Posted by DocAudio

Mick ~ The OP said he went to the VA in Cincinnati...which is in Ohio, not Florida or the West Coast.

I think he is alluding toward the west shore of Florida where I will be in December. His connection indicated Florida VA center areas.

DocAudio Mick ~ The OP said he went to the VA in Cincinnati...which is in Ohio, not Florida or the West Coast.

Mick Shu I'm not comfortable with the west drift but rather in any event I read your post before hopping..

Check with DocAudio she knows all..

DocAudio I really worked with one of the audiologists at the VA in Cinci (before she went to the VA) and worked in NKY at an ENT rehearse for a couple of years so I know about the region and how things function up there.

No, they don't contract with different suppliers in the territory to give administrations when they are went down.

The time allotment you depict is normal of huge, occupied VA doctor's facilities. I was at the VA in Seattle in the late 90's and their hold up time was comparative and that was more than 10 years prior before they could fit an indistinguishable tech from private part allocators. This hold up time is likely the main disadvantage of managing the VA for portable amplifiers.

I am aware of a supplier in N. Kentucky (Florence to be correct) that additionally administers Siemens items that would have the capacity to alter your portable amplifiers, however there would be an expense included. I don't know what their charge plan is any longer (used to work there) for listening devices obtained somewhere else. You would likewise need to bring a duplicate of your latest hearing test or they may require you do get another one and see one of their ENT's - not certain part however. I presume you have medicare. On the off chance that you see the ENT and get another hearing test, Medicare should pay for it. In case you're keen on the individual's contact data send me a PM and I'll send it to you.

colie1 Originally Posted by Mick Shu

go private and get what you need when you need.

you could discover a VA center near you in FL and get a couple of alterations. your fortunes with getting arrangements would enhance heading off to a littler facility.

I am trusting that is the situation however with all the old people in Florida, I have my questions. My nearest center in Florida is Ft. Myers. Anybody have any involvement with that one?

Mick Shu go private and get what you need when you need.

you could discover a VA facility near you in FL and get a couple of modifications. your fortunes with getting arrangements would enhance heading off to a littler center.

colie1 Originally Posted by Mick Shu

Does anybody know what it takes to have the VA employ a private Audiologist to do fittings when they are overpowered? won't happenAs it is I will likely contract one to do the program tweaking to my detriment once I get ownership of the guides. good fortunes

- at 60% your are getting $1k every month or $1.1K every month if wedded. (tax exempt)

- free Rx

- free human services

- so it will be around 4 months to get $6+K portable amplifiers with the expectation of complimentary w/frill.

I'll wager there is an entire not insignificant rundown of people that would take that arrangement and be doomed happy to get it.

I will likewise wager that the vast majority of those individuals you are discussing don't have the level of hearing misfortune that I do (around 85% out of one ear and 60% in the other). I would promptly exchange those incredible advantages you talk about for simply direct hearing misfortune that could be effortlessly revised through amplifiers. I would prefer not to seem to be an unpleasant brat however when you get the chance to be 84 years of age you don't have a considerable measure of time left on this planet and those 4 months could speak to at least 10% of my outstanding life. Additionally those 4 months could extend to significantly more in the event that I choose , after assessment, on various guides. My point in the post is that 2+ months between arrangements is far too long to have the projects changed to your inclinations and do a significant assessment.

Mick Shu Does anybody know what it takes to have the VA employ a private Audiologist to do fittings when they are overpowered? won't happenAs it is I will most likely contract one to do the program tweaking to my detriment once I get ownership of the guides. good fortunes

- at 60% your are getting $1k every month or $1.1K every month if wedded. (tax exempt)

- free Rx

- free social insurance

- so it will be around 4 months to get $6+K listening devices with the expectation of complimentary w/adornments.

I'll wager there is an entire extensive rundown of people that would take that arrangement and be condemned happy to get it.

colie1 Originally Posted by colie1

I needed to visit a VA MD before I could see an Audiologist for my as of late affirmed hearing handicap. I figure since I was new to the framework. At any rate I saw the MD on 8/21 and they thusly booked a meeting with the Audiologist on 9/27 at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. I assume they should arrange the guides after that and no telling to what extent before I get the guides I like and tweaked to my misfortune. I am making a beeline for Florida in the Ft. Meyers region in December for the winter and expectation I can proceed with the procedure down there if not finished by at that point.

This is a refresh to my different posts. I at long last got the chance to see an Audiologist at the Cincinnati VA on 9-27-12. I could get what I needed with the Siemens Pure Carat with every one of the fancy odds and ends as suggested by DocJake on this discussion. The main issue is I can't get my hands on them until November 30, 9 weeks from the date of my arrangement. I clarified this was a contention since I have a rental in Florida held beginning December 1. They disclosed to me I can bring in and strive for a cancelation however that was as well as could be expected give me for an arrangement. I am 84 years of age and imagine that this entire procedure is excessively tedious. I have known about private audiologists being enlisted by the VA to fit portable amplifiers in a few cases yet when I specified this to the VA Audiologist, I was not given any consolation whatsoever. I can just envision what the calendar would be for tweaking visits or choosing another brand of helps if these are not attractive.

Does anybody know what it takes to have the VA employ a private Audiologist to do fittings when they are overpowered? As it is I will presumably procure one to do the program tweaking to my detriment once I get ownership of the guides. Meanwhile I figure I will be bringing in consistently searching for a cancelation.

A little further rage, I got the letter supporting my inability on July 17 and I have taken after their calendars of going by a MD, 1 month lost there, at that point simply after this visit can the Audiology fitting be planned, at that point simply after this can the pickup date be booked. It just appears as though this is much too long, July17 to November 30 for somebody to get their portable amplifiers on a 60% SC hearing handicap.

Mick Shu to make a long story (which is on the principal page of this post) short make a meeting with you region VSO (veterans benefit association) and they will walk you through the procedure.

Janeta There was a post here with respect to who to contact at VA and can't discover it any longer. Gone by VA site and hubby no thought where to go.

Taking in a ton from this site. Much obliged to all of you.

250 500 1K 2K 4K 8K

R 50 45 60 55 100 0

L 15 25 20 35 45 w/current ear contamination

Blend sensorineural/conductive

3x surgery R ear(last one tymphanoplasty)2005

Current: Oticon(R early as it were)

Arranging: Resound Forza-will retest in 2weeks

MCB If it is not benefit associated, regardless they pay. Met a person with Meniere's at VA- - was into self-programming- - apparently it was moving along rapidly. I think seriousness is likewise a variable.

Janeta Thank you for this information. My better half is hearing hindered and a veteran. This will help us a considerable measure.

audiologistfromhell There are sure limitations on VA qualification, for example, yearly pay can't be over a specific sum for every year for any administrations in ANY VA.

Getting administration association for hearing misfortune/tinnitus certainly gets you into the framework paying little respect to salary or whatever else not certain if 0% or 10% gets you in.

Likewise, some VA's require benefit association and some do not.Interpretation of the control is indistinct and obviously is liable to a specific VA's financial plan?

I work at one that offers them to anyone qualified for mind at the VA on the off chance that they have enough hearing misfortune period...and yes, it's freakin occupied.

AS expressed above...get into see the qualification individuals in your general vicinity VA.

It is genuine we give the best portable amplifiers in the world...top of the line models with numerous extras (these might be constrained because of spending plan) yet batteries are constantly free similar to the gadgets, despite the fact that you may have a co-pay of an astounding $50.00....small cost to pay for $6000.00 helps.

Accomplishment for wearing portable amplifiers depends on: programming, programming, programming &

advising, directing, guiding!

paslaymr i SERVED FROM 1964-1969 BUT NOT ACTUALLY IN VIETNAM. How have serious hearing lost and been advised to contact VA and have the online shape to begin the procedure. I know I require some great programable guides and like a portion of the other post ponder what confirmation I should get them??

much obliged, mike

colie1 I needed to visit a VA MD before I could see an Audiologist for my as of late affirmed hearing incapacity. I figure since I was new to the framework. In any case I saw the MD on 8/21 and they thusly booked a meeting with the Audiologist on 9/27 at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. I assume they should arrange the guides after that and no telling to what extent before I get the guides I like and adjusted to my misfortune. I am going to Florida in the Ft. Meyers range in December for the winter and expectation I can proceed with the procedure down there if not finished by at that point.

tevz32 Just to add to the discourse about the VA and portable hearing assistants. I am a Korean vet and when I initially joined the VA Clinic I got a hearing test and was told around then my listening ability misfortune must be benefit associated which I couldn't demonstrate. This was around 2003. Presently I have discovered that the capabilities have been altered. A month ago I had a hearing test at the facility and was fitted with Naida S IX helps and EasyLink, MyLink with a supply of batteries. All at no charge. It pays to drive forward.

Doc Jake thanks, I overlooked, make certain to request an auto charger for the Tek. additionally, go to the Siemens site and look at the Tek and the miniTek..

colie1 Wow! Incredible reaction, you addressed the greater part of my inquiries before they were inquired. Since, I expect you work at the Cincinnati VA and I will be going there for my fitting after my underlying MD arrangement, I trust I draw you as my audiologist. My MD arrangement is in Lawrenceburg on August 21st so will ideally go to the Cincy VA at some point in September.

Doc Jake in my assessment and you can simply exchange them in and attempt others I would attempt the Siemens Pure Carets which accompanied rechargeable size 13 batteries that are useful for no less than 18+ hours. They have a rocker on each guide one can be set for VC and the other for PC. The Tek is a decent unit not too huge but rather not very little has coordinate access with 5 extensive catches and a little screen. It likewise has a treble control. It doesn't should be holding tight your neck most the folks place them in their shirt stash however with the on-board rockers it not a major ordeal in the event that you neglect to take it some place. With your numbers I would run with the HP recipients and custom molds. Yet, make sure to remind the Audi you might want the rechargeable batteries. When you backpedal to be fitted you ought to get the guides, revive, Tek which accompanies the tvlink. program 1 with be typical/auto, 2 will be BT telephone of course. I would request the Tek on program 3 and discourse concentrate on 4.. there's an extensive rundown of projects you could attempt on 5.. commotion, outside, music since with Tek you don't have to burn through the program you should have a go at something on 5. it can without much of a stretch be changed at each visit. not at the fitting appt by the following most folks need not so much treble but rather more bass put on the Tek program 3. checkout the Phonak, Siemens and Widex site so you have current data to converse with the audi about.

colie1 Here is my listening ability test comes about decently well disentangle it since it is in outline arrange however none of the headings line up and just numbers are given:

500 Hz, R 60, L 60; 1000 Hz, R 65, L 65; 2000 Hz, R 70, L 100; 3000 Hz, R 85, L 100; 4000 Hz, 95, L 95; AVG, R 79.0, L 90.0; Maryland CNC, R 68, L 12

I likewise have Tinnitus for which I was allowed a 10% handicap.

I right now have BTE Phonak Micro Excelias which appeared the best fit for me at the time, around 5 years back. With respect to as Bluetooth, I was occupied with Bluetooth yet opposed because of terrible reports on the neck circle embellishment. I am more intrigued by TV and radio tuning in than phone. I have an AT&T remote telephone that I have a tendency to get by with in speakerphone mode. I would likewise like a little remote that can go straightforwardly starting with one program then onto the next. My present guides have 4 projects and I need to experience the push catch cycle to change programs.

It gives the idea that the Siemens would be the best decision for me. Around 8 years prior I attempted a Siemens however returned it because of trashy Quality Control yet ideally things have changed at this point.

Much appreciated again for the input.

Doc Jake from playing with the remotes in the holding up rooms (yes we have pleasant level screens television) from the 3 marks above with a couple of helps turned down and sort of in my ears it appears to me the best and greatest easy decision is the Siemens Tek on the off chance that you just need bt telephone and television. (you can interface pc, mp3, and so forth through a link to the Tek) or on the off chance that you like contraptions the miniTek has more choices and is littler. not very many of the folks like the Phonaks in light of the neck-circle thing.

colie1 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

week after week appts will be intense.. my recommendation is disclose this to your AD and my figure would be you could plan possibly 30 mins each other week. after you initially visit (60 mins) my figure is they will make them returned around 3 weeks for your first fitting (60 mins). Amid your first visit solicit to make a couple from each different applications (30 mins) to get them on the books. Remind him you are an accomplished guide client so he will make sure to utilize the correct fitting equation. Talk up that first appt in the event that you have an inclination on brand or sort. Speculating that you have a truly genuine misfortune.. I would consider the Phonak Nadia S CRT w/custom molds, Siemens Pure Carets w/custom molds or Widex 440 Supers.. Keep in mind that you can switch helps if the principal decision isn't working for you as long as it's under 90 days.PLEASE keep this post refreshed with your advance so a portion of the people on here can have direct data to construct their remarks in light of.

A debt of gratitude is in order for the data and I will positively catch up on your recommendation. I gravely require guidance as I have been unware of present circumstances with respect to what mechanical changes have happened over the most recent 5 years. I speculate that there have been no emotional upgrades. It has been my experience that to legitimately fit a portable amplifier in this day of electronic programming you have to make a few visits and include and expel programs for similar purposes on each visit. A few people I know have become portable amplifiers and never backpedaled for tweaking and have no idea with regards to the capability of their listening device.

My outline from the VA takes note of a few headings that I don't comprehend and perhaps you could help, "AVG R 79.0, L 90.0; Maryland CNC R 68, L 12". Alternate numbers don't state however I am accepting that they indicate misfortune in db instead of a rate.

The best gadget I have found for TV listening is Sennheiser HDR 120 remote earphones. In the event that I could just get an arrangement of listening devices that were of this quality, I would be exceptionally glad.

Doc Jake weekly appts will be extreme.. my recommendation is disclose this to your AD and my figure would be you could plan perhaps 30 mins each other week. after you initially visit (60 mins) my figure is they will make them returned around 3 weeks for your first fitting (60 mins). Amid your first visit solicit to make a couple from each different applications (30 mins) to get them on the books. Remind him you are an accomplished guide client so he will make sure to utilize the correct fitting equation. Talk up that first appt in the event that you have an inclination on brand or sort. Speculating that you have a quite genuine misfortune.. I would consider the Phonak Nadia S CRT w/custom molds, Siemens Pure Carets w/custom molds or Widex 440 Supers.. Keep in mind that you can switch helps if the primary decision isn't working for you as long as it's under 90 days.PLEASE keep this post refreshed with your advance so a portion of the people on here can have direct data to construct their remarks in light of.

colie1 Originally Posted by Doc Jake

I don't know where you are found yet in the Cincy zone on the off chance that you are adaptable about your facility's area you would get in for your first appt in 4 to a month and a half the principal appt w/b for a hour and incorporate all testing, clarifying outcomes and taking molds if necessary, and so on then the second 60 min appt I would plan for 3 weeks, when you arrived I would as of now have done what should be possible we at that point would fit and tune and I would go over the speedy begin client direct. we would plan a 30 min session around 2 weeks out for general modifications. all the facility in addition to the hosp have audiology depts around here I don't know why you would need to go to a territorial focus.

are your present guides from the VA? in the event that so have you had them less then 3 years? in the event that the response to both is yes that may be the reason they need you to go to a provincial focus.

When you choose which helps and embellishments you will keep (in the event that you choose to do different trials) you arrange all provisions from ROES in Denver yourself. This incorporates batteries, arches, dryers, cleaner, lube, wax screens, and so forth practically all that you can consider and it's altogether sent to you entryway FREE to run with your FREE listening devices. Its absolutely impossible we can bear to pay privately owned businesses to pitch hearing to you (us) they can not come remotely near the value we pay.

A debt of gratitude is in order for that course of events. I am new to the gathering and furthermore the procedures required in getting portable amplifiers through the VA. Above all else I was quite recently affirmed for a 60% incapacity because of hearing misfortune this month. I have booked my initial step, the physical checkup for August 21, which is roughly a month from the day I connected. I was with the expectation that things would accelerate after that yet it from what I have perused here, it doesn't seem likely.

I am likewise in the Cincy territory and have the regular checkup booked for the Greendale VA center which is nearest to me . I have worn amplifiers since 1985 so am an accomplished client, I think 5 unique sets in that time traverse. I right now wear an arrangement of Phonak Excelia Micro HA's which are just about 5 years of age. What stresses me is that for the last set I went in every week for 7 or 8 straight weeks to get them changed to where they best fitted my needs. I am accepting that I won't have the capacity to do this with the VA, at any rate not on a week by week premise. Does the VA ever pay Audiologist outside their framework to do catch up fittings?

On account of each one of the individuals who have provided the greater part of the learned data in this gathering. It has been an awesome help to me. Likewise as a side note, it took 23 months to get the incapacity endorsement from the time I connected, yet when I checked my ledger the Disability installments were at that point saved retroactive to the day I presented the claim.

Doc Jake I don't know where you are found yet in the Cincy territory on the off chance that you are adaptable about your facility's area you would get in for your first appt in 4 to a month and a half the main appt w/b for a hour and incorporate all testing, clarifying outcomes and taking molds if necessary, and so forth then the second 60 min appt I would plan for 3 weeks, when you arrived I would as of now have done what should be possible we at that point would fit and tune and I would go over the snappy begin client direct. we would plan a 30 min session around 2 weeks out for general modifications. all the facility in addition to the hosp have audiology depts around here I don't know why you would need to go to a provincial focus.

are your present guides from the VA? in the event that so have you had them less then 3 years? on the off chance that the response to both is yes that may be the reason they need you to go to a territorial focus.

When you settle on which helps and adornments you will keep (on the off chance that you choose to do numerous trials) you arrange all provisions from ROES in Denver yourself. This incorporates batteries, arches, dryers, cleaner, lube, wax screens, and so forth essentially all that you can consider and it's altogether dispatched to you entryway FREE to run with your FREE listening devices. It is extremely unlikely we can stand to pay privately owned businesses to pitch hearing to you (us) they can not come remotely near the value we pay.

formercenary I require swaps for my HA's. I checked with my specialist at the neighborhood VA facility and he asked for an audiology test from the local VA focus around 80 miles away. A week or so later I got a phone call disclosing to me they had gotten my specialist's demand and would put me on their electronic holding up list. I was educated that they were running more than 8 months behind and they would inform me when an arrangement was accessible. The greater part of the merchants of HA's here around the local area offer free audiology test, free batteries and free fitting. It nearly appears that the VA could offer a superior administration to veterans in the event that they would enable privately owned businesses to test, fit and pitch them to veterans.

Doc Jake this resemble's a decent string for my first post.. raymon, did you escape?

IMBack Originally Posted by raymon

Much obliged to you, for the data. Are there pay prerequisites? I am in Rancho Cucamonga California around 30 miles east of Los Angeles, please give me the telephone numbers.

look's like San Bernardino county?http://hss.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/va/

or, on the other hand go here and pick the one you likehttp://www.cacvso.org/page/2011-1-22-13-52-31/

third time.. in the event that you are a Vietnam veteran you naturally approach VA Healthcare benefits there is no wage test. There are unobtrusive co-pays for drugs $8 or $12 relying upon 30 or 90 days worth and a $50 co-pay for pro. The maximum you will pay in one year is $150 dollars. On the off chance that you earned a purple heart were a pow or some different things the co-pays are waved. The folks at the VSO (not VA) will expain everything in detail and round out the printed material for you.

raymon Originally Posted by IMBack

I was educated that keeping in mind the end goal to meet all requirements for portable hearing assistants, I require no less than a 10% benefit associated dissabilityabsolutely erroneous!

I have no administration associated handicap and have helps politeness of the VA at no cost.

Did whomever you chatted with comprehend that you were a Vietnam veteran?

Once again YOU CANNOT COLD CALL OR VISIT THE VA HOSPITAL OR CLINIC. IF'S IT A LARGER HOSP THEY MIGHT HAVE A BENEFITS DEPT WHERE YOU CAN DO THE PAPERWORK FOR VA HEALTHCARE. At that point ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER YOU GET YOUR VA ID CARD.

WHAT CITY AND STATE ARE YOU IN AND I CAN GET YOU A TELEPHONE NUMBER.

Much obliged to you, for the data. Are there pay prerequisites? I am in Rancho Cucamonga California around 30 miles east of Los Angeles, please give me the telephone numbers.

rayr I has a VSO (veteran administration officer) to enable you to document a claim. Your region, DAV VFW and so forth will have one.

I petitioned for inability 50 years after my release. The claim took 364 days to finish. I was granted 20% for hearing misfortune and 10% for tinnitus.

I was fitted with Phonak Ambra helps and given a ComPilot and TVLink. This is my first hearing and I am inspired with it. I wish I had thought about the VA and incapacity 50 years prior.

IMBack I was educated that keeping in mind the end goal to fit the bill for listening devices, I require no less than a 10% benefit associated dissabilityabsolutely mistaken!

I have no administration associated incapacity and have helps kindness of the VA at no cost.

Did whomever you conversed with comprehend that you were a Vietnam veteran?

Once again YOU CANNOT COLD CALL OR VISIT THE VA HOSPITAL OR CLINIC. IF'S IT A LARGER HOSP THEY MIGHT HAVE A BENEFITS DEPT WHERE YOU CAN DO THE PAPERWORK FOR VA HEALTHCARE. At that point ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER YOU GET YOUR VA ID CARD.

WHAT CITY AND STATE ARE YOU IN AND I CAN GET YOU A TELEPHONE NUMBER.

raymon Imback, much obliged for the data concerning VA benefits. I took after your exhort and reached the VA by telephone. I served in the Army amid the Vietnam time and my last asigment was in big guns.

I was educated that to fit the bill for portable amplifiers, I require no less than a 10% administration associated dissability. My exclusive option is to petition for a dissability assert that can assume control one year to prepare with no certification. They gave me a claim number and they will send me the printed material via mail.

The individual disclosed to me that ringing in the ears if affirmed is 10% dissability and more serious hearing lost will be higher. I was not hoping to apply for dissability and to the long procedure, however it doesn't hurt to attempt.

Like I stated, I addressed the VA by telephone recorded in their site. So unless there is some other data out there, on the off chance that you don't have an administration associated dissability you are not met all requirements to got portable hearing assistants.

Do you have an administration associated dissability? Did you got it directly after your released?

I am thining after such a variety of years, I don't realize what my odds are to get endorse.

Whatever other data that can help me would be valued. Give me a chance to clear up once more, I have not gone to the VA doctor's facility or center face to face. So I don't know whether this will have any kind of effect. On account of you and alternate individuals that reacted. (I could discover the DD214)

iceman0486 Essentially, on the off chance that you meet all requirements for VA mind, you should utilize it. I have a ton of veterans that come in and I let them know sincerely. I'd love to offer them listening devices however they can get them for nothing.

IMBack exactly what reaction do you need?

every one of those announcements are certainty.

I trialed Phonak Nadia with every one of the extras returned them and trial the Starkey Wi i100 with surflink and propelled remote (which sucked) I restored those and after that trialed and kept the Siemens Pure Carat w/HP collectors, custom molds, eCharger, rechargeable batteries, miinTek with an auto charger and TVlink. Next up on the off chance that I had not kept these would have been the Moxi. Since I had worn Rextons for a long time I loved the Siemens sound. tiny bit of elucidation what wasn't clear?

I fundamentally posted a similar data twice and I have helped no less than 2 individuals from this gathering get top notch helps. in the event that you were in the military and served in Vietnam there is no reason not to enroll in the VA Healthcare framework or certain other battle zones.

goggle is your companion.. this ought to kick your off in your research.http://www.military.com/benefits/vet...- benefits.htmlIf this at that point is the situation, I see NO motivation behind why I ought to go to a "private" HA merchant (at a cost of $4,000.00 a set), when I can get them from my nearby VA for "totally, emphatically, 100% at NO cost to me".. FREE! that is correct and another combine at regular intervals unless you require them sooner, in the event that you lose them they will supplant them, you get all provisions, batteries, vaults, dryer, whatever by basically calling the gave number and they are dispatched to you.

Shi-Ku Chishiki IMBack..

From perusing your posts in this string, am I understanding them accurately?

Listening devices are ZERO cost to you. They are the TOP of the line items and the AD's are choice.

Furthermore..

...top notch helps with ALL ACCESSORIES.

..What's more,

...you can essentially trial WHATEVER YOU LIKE.

IMBack.. I'm not addressing what you stated, but instead am requesting a tiny bit of elucidation. In case I'm deciphering your posts accurately, at that point I ought to have the capacity to get an arrangement of (as a case) ..

Starkey Wi Series RIC 13 AP's.. (alongside Starkey's SurfLink Media Streamer, SurfLink Mobile and SurfLink Remote).

..or, on the other hand..

MicroTech Mobility Series RIC 13 mPower's.. (alongside MicroTech's SurfLink Media, SurfLink Mobile and SurfLink "Propelled" Remote).

On the off chance that this at that point is the situation, I see NO motivation behind why I ought to go to a "private" HA merchant (at a cost of $4,000.00 a set), when I can get them from my nearby VA for "completely, emphatically, 100% at NO cost to me".. FREE!

Am anticipating hearing (see the play on words) your reaction.

Much obliged..

Shi-Ku Chishiki

iceman0486 Good data. I had no clue on the procedure.

IMBack if you are a RVN vet you are naturally qualified for VA Healthcare (which is NOT inability). You have to get into the VA Healthcare framework by rounding out some printed material (which VSC will assist you with). You will require your dd214. you ought to have had it recorded at the court house when you returned. The VSC can get your dd214 yet it will require a little investment. Your first visit to the VA you will get an ID card. By and large you initially visit will be with an essential care Doc who will allude you to the AD dept. They will do a total hearing test and will arrange you first class helps with all frill. Tehn it works simply like whatever other AD should work a setup visit and after that various subsequent meet-ups. On the off chance that you don't care for the principal mark simply say as much and you can essentially trial whatever you like.

raymon Thanks such a great amount for the data. Do I need to demonstrate that The hearing misfortune is because of administration associated dissability? I am not intrigued by that, my fundamental concern would be the listening device issue. Additionally, where do you approach getting a duplicate of the DD214. When I finished my second keep running in the stores, all I got was the release papers and certficate. My Vietnam time printed material, I can't remenber seen it for a considerable length of time. I'll see about the VA healing facility and get with you. Much appreciated to such an extent.

IMBack you can't just call the VA hosp and stroll in..

locate your nearby Veterans' Service Commission they will walk you through all the printed material and prompt you about every one of the advantages you are qualified for. Being a RVN veteran you are a programmed into the VA medicinal services framework. You should round out printed material and have a duplicate of your dd214 and a rundown of different things once get your printed material straight you will rapidly get your first appt with an essential care doctor who will allude you to an AD. Amplifiers are zero cost to you. They are the highest point of the line items and the AD's are first class. All provisions batteries, and so forth are incorporated you simply call a number and they send you more. Rx's are additionally given at an immense rebate I think $12 for 90 day supply. What state would you say you are in? As a different issuse the VSC will likewise enable you with the printed material in the event that you to need to petition for inability. The incapacity reactions are running about a year however are paid back to the day you document. Again being a RVN vet Health Care and Disability are separate issues. PM me in the event that you mind as well. Work with the VA AD.. I trialed Phonak and Starkey before settling on Siemens. We had one minor pestering issue with the Siemens and she got the Siemens Gov Rep into her office and we got it settled.

iceman0486 Originally Posted by raymon

I am an Army veteran, first amid the Vietnam period and served in ordnance. I served my time and as far back as had ringing in my ears.

Later in 1980 I came back to the Army hold as an officer and served around 10 years. I generally breezed through the hearing test they gave, yet I knew dependably that I had hearing issues, didn't said anything since I needed to stay in the administration. Do anybody has data or individual experiece with V.A. or, on the other hand on the off chance that I may fit the bill for some sort of assistance with Hearing Aids?

Make a meeting with your VA healing facility. They ought to have and AuD there to test.

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