One more question from a newbie. I applied for disability for hearing loss and Tinnitus. I was awarded 10% for Tinnitus but zero for hearing loss. In the denial letter for hearing loss the VA said that my hearing today is actually better than when I was separated 51 years ago! I am very skeptical. When I started my VA disability efforts they could not find my DD214. They said “We have no record of your service.” So I gave them a copy of my DD214 and we went forward from there. So my question is: Should I believe that they really have my separation medical records when the VA couldn’t even find my DD214? Should I appeal the hearing loss decision and ask to see a copy of my physical from my separation that they claim to have?