DS had an abnormal hearing test as I had previously posted about. Got to the bottom of the issue this week and now there are a flood of questions and don't know how to answer many of them. Quick summary: DS was asked to take hearing test again. While the result was not perfect hearing it was within the acceptable Army guidelines. That being said, DODMERB asked for a further follow up with our private doctor as to why he had hearing loss in one ear but not other. We were to report back what Dr's take was on the situation. Turns out he has some fluid behind eardrum and requires a tube in his ear to be inserted to clear it up. According to the doctor, the hearing loss will be gone immediately and the tube will run its course falling out in 6 to 12 months. I realize this is a DQ for him and he is crushed. Some questions we have: - Is anyone aware of a candidate getting a waiver for having tubes in their ears? - For a temporary medical situation that is going to clear itself up, is the USMA prep school an option or is it only for those not academically qualified? (DS received a letter he was academically qualified). - Is an AOG scholarship a possibility for someone in this situation or, again, do you have to be cleared medically?