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Q36: I am receiving 20% compensation for hearing loss and have 1 hearing aid. Recently after a new evaluation this month my hearing has worsened and now I qualify for hearing aids for both ears. How can I get an increase for hearing loss?
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A1: Assuming your hearing loss increase is verified by the VA (VA scheduled & performed) see a VSO for assistance in filing a new claim. (AD) 3/3/18
A2: This is a complicated situation you can request an increase for your hearing but only one ear right now is service-connected and hearing has worsened in the other ear but you have to be able to connect that loss to your service if it has been a long time since you got out that may be difficult to do. (AP) 3/3/18
A3: Go to your regional office submit your claim that you now have hearing aid for both ear and ask for an increase. (AD) 3/3/18