Veterans who were deployed to areas of combat may experience hearing difficulties.
Hearing difficulties are quite common and account for nearly 10 percent of the total number of disabilities among veterans.
Many veterans who worked around machinery, such as helicopters, tanks and other forms of noise exposure, are susceptible to hearing loss.
Risk factors for hearing difficulties include:
- Repeated exposure to noise hazards
- Exposure to loud noise such as blast or gunfire
- Ear trauma or injury
- Family history of hearing difficulties
- Certain medications
- Not wearing hearing protection
Hearing difficulties may result in hearing loss or tinnitus, which is a ringing noise in the ear. Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent, sudden or gradual.
Derek L. Hall, PC assists veterans in pursuing claims for hearing loss and other veterans disability claims. Contact our Jackson Hearing Loss Attorney online or call us today at 601-202-2222 for a free initial consultation.
Permanent hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. This may be caused by exposure to a specific traumatic event or illness, or long-term exposure to loud noise.
Common causes of tinnitus include age-related hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, earwax blockage, and a condition called otosclerosis where the ear bones may become stiff. Other less frequent causes include head and neck injuries, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, medications, Meniere’s disease (an inner ear disorder), stress and depression, and head or neck tumors.
To find out if you have a claim for veterans disability benefits, contact the experienced Jackson Hearing Loss Attorney at Derek L. Hall, PC or call us toll free at 601-202-2222.