If you have already seen this it is because I posted this in the wrong place yesterday. I haven't caught on to this forum thing yet.
I filed with VA for hearing loss and tinnitus in 2002. Have been denied twice and now the case is going to the VBA. The hearing part has been denied because it isn't bad enough but after reading some of the posts here I think I might have a shot at the Tinnitus. I have a report from VA C and P audiologist that "it is at least as likely as not that the hearing loss was caused by noise exposure while in the service moreover, it is also my opinion that the Etiology of the Tinnitus may stem from the same casual factor."
Since I don't have any proof of hearing impairment while in the service and no problems after the service until 2002 when the tinnitus came on with a vengeance how do I present my case? A civilian ENT gave me a report and statement with the "at least as likely as not" phrase for both the hearing and Tinnitus and that is all I have. I was a crew chief on a HR2S1 with 2 roaring R2800 engines and a screaming main transmission around 1959 to 1962 at MCAF New River NC. The noise was deafening even with head gear. And, of course there was that rifle range thing once a year. No ear protection in those days. Any suggestions will be appreciated.