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  1. ltm5032

    ltm5032 Member

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    I had a hearing loss around 20 %. I got surgery which reduced it to 3 %. My doctor said that I am not limited to any thing, like certain altitudes or limited by physical activity. Will this hinder me with my DoDMERB ?
     
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    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    It all depends on what kind of surgery you had. If you can find out and let me know I can give you a better idea.
     
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    Work done to the ear drum, they think there was a hole in it really, they told me a lot of USAF pilots have that kind of operation done. MY doctor says it wont interfere with job activitys and will not hinder me in the sense that I can go to different alltitudes or with pressure on my ears and such.
     
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    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    So was it a tympanoplasty? Where they place a patch on the tympanic membrane to patch the hole?
     
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    The way my doctor told me, It was sort of like a perforated ear drum, which was resulting in hearing loss, he put a patch on the hole and that resulted in better hearing and no limitations. I hope to contract with army rotc, i am active in sports and such, and as i said before have no medical limits, do you think this will cause a prolbem for me ? My doctor that did the operation is working on a letter i plan to send in with my redemials, he is a expert on ears and specializes in this area he works for one of the best hospitals in the state, and agreed I will not have any problems doing any army related activity as he stated in the letter i will be sending in
     
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    It sounds like it was a tympanoplasty. If that the case, and the surgery was more than 120 days ago, there should be no issues as long as it healed and your hearing is within the limits.
     
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    just for laughs how bad dose my hearing have to be not to get the wavier ?
     
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    If your physician states that your hearing is normal you will not have any issues. You would have to have a moderate hearing loss for there to possibly be any issues.
     
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    thanks for your help, my doctor told me i only have a mild hearing loss as i said above. you put my fears to rest !! thanks
     

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