Tinnitus: Symptoms, Treatment, and Veterans' Disability Benefits

War can be violent, life changing, terrifying and heroic. And as many veterans well know, war can be extremely loud. With the use of a wide range of transportation vehicles, weapons, and other equipment, it is no wonder that a large percentage of our members of the military come home from active duty and combat suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus.

What are the symptoms of tinnitus?

Tinnitus is identified by a ringing, buzzing, roaring, or hissing sound in the ears – a phantom noise that cannot be heard by others. Some even report hearing other types of phantom noises, such as crickets. These noises can vary widely in pitch and tone and may either be constant or come and go. Some people suffer tinnitus for short periods of time, such as when they suffer from a respiratory infection, but others have chronic tinnitus from an underlying hearing problem.

What is the treatment for chronic tinnitus?

Tinnitus and hearing loss can affect your everyday life as well as your ability to support yourself and your family. The treatment of tinnitus depends heavily on the cause of your issue. In many cases for veterans, it is important to treat underlying hearing loss. This can be done through hearing aides and, in some cases, medications. Those suffering from tinnitus may also seek relief through white noise machines, retraining devices, and masking machines.

Dallas VA claim lawyers

It can be tricky to get your veterans’ disability claim approved for tinnitus and hearing loss – the key is in proving your hearing disorder’s connection to your military service. For assistance with your claim, contact the Texas veterans’ disability benefits attorney at Morgan & Weisbrod today.
 

Carl M. Weisbrod
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law
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