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Military service often comes with a range of risks and sacrifices, one of which is exposure to loud noises that can lead to hearing loss. Veterans who have experienced hearing damage or noise induced hearing loss during their service may be eligible to file a military deafness claim to receive compensation and support. In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of military deafness claims, explaining the process and highlighting the importance of seeking compensation for veterans facing hearing-related issues.
Military deafness, also known as hearing loss or tinnitus, occurs when military personnel are exposed to excessive noise levels without adequate protection. This exposure can result from combat situations, training exercises, or the operation of noisy equipment such as firearms, heavy machinery, or aircraft. Over time, this exposure can lead to irreversible damage to the auditory system.
The Impact of Military Deafness
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Hearing loss can manifest itself in a very subtle manner.
It is not always completely apparent you may be suffering with damage although classical symptoms can present themselves as
The criteria for a military noise damage claim
Who can claim for armed forces noise induced hearing loss?
Hearing loss pre 1987
Who provides military noise damage compensation
If your noise damage is as a consequence of noise damage.
There are 2 main types of AFCS awards:
What is the claims process?
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Military deafness claims are a crucial avenue for veterans to seek compensation and support for hearing loss or tinnitus resulting from their service. Understanding the claims process and gathering appropriate evidence can improve your chances of a successful claim. If you or someone you know is a veteran experiencing hearing-related issues, don't hesitate to explore this options