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Re: Utilization of Audiology by vets
Karl I couldn’t agree more. I think you are talking about disability rating examinations. I believe there are 3 nationwide who are contracted by VA to do the examinations. I had one last year that resulted in a 10% increase in my disability. The same thing happened abut 3 0r 4 years before that.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Regarding the number os CIs provided by VA I agree they are sadly way behind. I heard an audiologist speak who formerly worked for VA and he said by his appraisal VA was only doing about 10% of the CIs they should be doing.
I would add that all the audiologists that I’ve seen in VA (about 7 or 8 of the) have been caring and competent professionals. Although none of them admitted it. I think they are alll constrained by policies of VA. Many veterans require ore instruction on how to use the hearing aids and associated devices they receive. They just don’t get it. The devices don’t get used and the veteran doesn’t get the help he/she needs.