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Re: Tinnitus

Post by Art8 on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 14:36

Had the appt today, told him my symptoms, which are accurate to 10%, as showed in the table below. Then he just said thanks thatís all I need from you, you will receive a letter in the mail in a month or two!!

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Post by bosn181 on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 12:30

once you get a prescription you will need to have the model number of the masking device on that prescription make sure to keep a copy as you will need to take that to vac and put it through the process. mine took less than two months and many others i know that also have the masking device took around the same time. †its not a new claim as you already have tinnitus it is a reassement on it with a new prescription update. †the reason the model number should be on the prescription is to save you time for them asking where it is and them only delaying you longer. in order to get the model number you would have to go to a hearing place and see them or talk to the person asking you the ?'s in your upcoming visit.

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Post by Art8 on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 18:04

Hey bosn181, yeah I will ask about that during my appointment. Maybe the doctor I talk with tomorrow can prescribe me the mask? Or does it have to be a family doctor? Thanks

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Post by bosn181 on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 16:08

art8 seems like you have a ways to go to max out. you should ask about the masking device i know many poeple that have gotten approved and it brought them up to the max. the masking device is something your family doc can prescribe but you will need a model number on your prescription if this is something that can help. i know they gave hearing aides for daytime tinnitus and a masking device for night time tinnitus some have a speaker that you put under you pillow and play a wide varity of white noise to help mask the tinnitus. when the lights are off and the noise is gone and you have nothing to do but lie there with the ringing in your ears having a masking device can make a big difference in a good nights sleep.

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Post by bigrex on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 15:51

Well since there is no real diagnostic test for Tinnitus, it's based completely on what symptoms you report. So for a reassessment, it is quite reasonable to have a Dr. have a phone conversation. The only concern, is that use how well, or how poor, you handle a lengthy phone conversation, to determine how much it interferes with communication.
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Post by Art8 on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:49

Hey, I got 4% back in 2011 for my tinnitus and Iím currently in the reassessment phase, as my tinnitus has gotten a lot worse. I have a phone appt with a doctor from veteran affairs this week, thatís how they will reassess me they said. Has anyone else had there reassessment over the phone? Thanks

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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 14:24

Thanks guys this answers my concerns! Smile

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Post by bigrex on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 13:28

Under the current Table of Disabilities, the highest assessment possible for Tinnitus is 10%, plus a maximum of 2% for QOL. So if already assessed at 11%, you are pretty much maxed out.


Table 9.3 - Other Impairment - Tinnitus Rating Criteria

Nil †- †Occasional tinnitus, present less than once a week affecting one or both ears.

One †- †Occasional tinnitus, present at least once a week affecting one or both ears.

Three †- †Intermittent tinnitus, present daily, but not all day long, affecting one or both ears.

Five -† †Continuous tinnitus, present all day and all night, every day, affecting one or both ears, but does not require use of prescribed masking devices or other prescribed modalities but may use non-prescribed devices such as radio, etc.

Ten - Continuous tinnitus, present all day and all night, every day, affecting one or both ears, and has been prescribed a masking device and/or other prescribed modalities (i.e., prescribed meds for tinnitus). When prescribed modalities e.g., meds are prescribed, supporting documentation from the health care professional should be provided)
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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 11:23

bosn181 wrote:for me i went to hearing place got the model number of the machine they had, took that to my family doc they wrote a prescription for a masking device with the model number and i took that to vac as it is not a new claim it is added to previous claim of tinnitus and in less than two months they added 5% to my tinnitus bringing me up to 11%

How long ago was that Bosn081? Did you need an update audio gram etc? Did you have to submit a reassessment form? Do you remember the form number you used to submit the prescription? Sorry about all the questions! Thanks in advance

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Post by bosn181 on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 09:54

for me i went to hearing place got the model number of the machine they had, took that to my family doc they wrote a prescription for a masking device with the model number and i took that to vac as it is not a new claim it is added to previous claim of tinnitus and in less than two months they added 5% to my tinnitus bringing me up to 11%

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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 00:10

Tinnitus i think i got 5/5 and 6% for Tinnitus. I have noticed it getting worst in recent years. My costco hearing specialists tell me that masking devices do not work. Bosn081 say that if i get a prescription for a masking device my percentage will rise to 11%. Can some tell me the procedure? What forms # and name i will need to fill out and should i get a a hearing Doc Prescription before i even ask for a reassessment?

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Post by bosn181 on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 19:39

if your not maxed out on your tinnitus don't forget you can also get a masking device which is 5% you will need a prescription with the model number before submitting it which hearing loss doc can help you with

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Post by Gunner8 on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 08:55

Thanks again bud.

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Post by propat on Sat 13 Jan 2018, 15:57

lol I cant believe I said ALL those guys got toped up. we are talking about DVA after all . ya I assumed as such buds and took it as you stated . that's why I didn't question the amount at all and gave you my answer based on that . so you should be around that mark buds .

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Post by Gunner8 on Sat 13 Jan 2018, 15:00

Yeah propat I didnít get any type of payout after. It was just the $3000. So Iíll wait and see what happens I guess. Thanks for your help guys.

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