Hi my name is Marty, I Have been dealing with hearing loss and tinnitus for quite some time, I wear hearing aids in both ears. I retired from the USCG after a 26 year career, my rating was Machinery Technician(mechanic) and I was around heavy machinery for most of my life and career my hearing loss is occupational hazard related. The VA furnishes me with hearing aids and treatment. I get a yearly hearing test and my most recent shows that my left ear is getting worse so I will soon get an appointment with a ENT. I am a bit nervous and worried about the outcome, but we will wait and see what the diagnosis is.