Iam sure I am not the only tank crewman to suffer both these conditions. When I left in 96 my release medical recorded a 19% hearing loss, very convenient cause at the time the MOD only paid out for a 20% or above loss. Like most I didn't make too much of a fuss cause at the age of 40 I knew it would be hard enough to start a new career without having the 'deaf' tag. The tinnitus had also been with me for years but it was something we just put up with. Despite being a gunnery god for most of my time I don't blame the firing, the problem was working on the tank park from 73-86 not wearing any hearing protection. Chieftain CFT, rev to 2000 rpm and listen for unusual knocking noises...........yes I am sure many remember doing this. Get to the point..........tried to pursue a claim for a few years after leaving but got fed up being patronised, just wondered if anyone out there had a similar experience or actually had some success in getting some recompence?