ear sugery

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  1. joshuaskemp

    joshuaskemp Member

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    If i get an waiver for ear sugery,will this limit the option of careers. I really want a flying career.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    It depends on what the surgery was for. Cochlear implants: no aviation. Cosmetic ear surgery: sure, aviation, no problem.

    Way too many variables to be able to answer your question with any certainty. Each service also has slightly different requirements for aviation.
     
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    stapedetomy. im thinking about getting it. My left ear is fine. but my right ear has very mild hearing loss. i can hear fine. i can hear background noises and stuff likw that too. Or should I just not get it an get a waiver for failinng the hearing test?
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    If you can pass the hearing test with your current hearing then I would not recommend the surgery if your goal is aviation. The reason being that many things can go wrong in a surgery.

    BUT, this is not medical advice. If you need the surgery for medical/hearing reasons and it has been recommended by your doctor then I would recommend to follow their advice.
     

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