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Hearing Loss Calculator Determines Disability With 100% Accuracy


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1/28/2011
Advocate for the Disabled
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January 28, 2011 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as of late has been not only been focusing on providing better care, but doing it at a lower cost. The latest example of this is Renford Patch's new invention, which aside from helping veterans, streamlined a very cumbersome paper-driven process.

Renford Patch is a VA disability claims reviewer. In his spare time, he wrote and developed a software program that measures hearing loss. If it determines there is hearing loss, it calculates to what extent. The examiner then uses that information to adjust the veterans' disability claims. His hearing test calculator served to essentially automate the process used to determine hearing loss in veterans. Patch's hearing loss calculator is so effective that the Veterans Benefits Association (VBA) is using it across their entire system.

The hearing calculator takes audio metric data from veterans' hearing tests, evaluates it, and then measures the extent of hearing loss afflicting the veteran, if any. If it is determined the veteran does have hearing loss, the amount of loss is reported in terms of decibels and how severe the loss is. The calculator uses this information to determine how much disability payment is warranted.

It only took a one summer test run for the VBA to adopt the calculator for claim examiner use. With 100% accuracy and the ability to cut processing time down to a fraction of what is currently, it is not hard to see why it was so quickly implemented.



Category: Veterans' Disability


4 Comments to "Hearing Loss Calculator Determines Disability With 100% Accuracy"

If you're interested in finding out whether you will be eligible for VA compensation please contact our office for a free consultation at 1-888-234-2341.
Posted by Frances Gonzalez on March 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM
I'm having hearing problems i was a gunner mortor battlion what can i do?
Posted by DeanHerman on February 23, 2014 at 12:14 AM
This sounds like a case of tinnitus, which is characterized by ringing in the ears. Sometimes, but not always, this is accompanied by hearing loss. Please have someone contact our office,
with you, so we can ask a few questions to see if you're eligible to file a claim. Our office number is 1-888-222-2079. Thank you.
Posted by Frances Gonzalez on October 9, 2013 at 02:37 PM
I HAVE HAD RINGING IN MY EARS SINCE I JOINED THE MILITARY. AT THE INDUCTION SITE WE WERE TOLD TO HOLD DOWN THE BUTTON UNTILL THE SOUND WENT AWAY. AT THE END OF THE TEST I WAS TAPPED ON THE SHOULDER AND WAS TOLD THERE WAS NORE MORE SOUND. I STILL HEARD THE RINGING. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, I HAVE NOT LOST ANY HEARING. AS OF TODAY I STILL HAVE RINGING IN THE EARS DURING MY WACKING HOURS. MY LOCAL VA TESTED ME 5-6 YEARS AGO AND SAID THAT I DID NOT QUALIFY AND I HAD NO RINGING IN MY EARS. WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Posted by DON MYERS on October 9, 2013 at 01:53 PM

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