Is there anything we can do for a hearing dq?

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  1. momof4paj

    momof4paj New Member

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    My son was disqualified due to a slight hearing loss in his right ear that just missed the cutoff. He was disqualified on the hearing all the way back on October 7th. Just wondering if there is anything we can do or just continue to wait? We thought after he received two nominations that it might help get a waiver, but nothing has changed on his status. A friend suggested to request a SPRINT hearing evaluation. My son is not sure how to request this or whether it would be helpful or not. Does anyone have any advice on how to get his hearing loss waivered?
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    My son had to deal with remedials and a DQ (for a dift issue than your son) a year ago (now at the AFA Class of 2015) and DoDMERB was just getting a help desk up and running when my son got his waiver. Their email was
    HelpDesk@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil but I don't really see it mentioned on this forum so I wonder if its still in use? If it is, I would email them and see if there is anything else you can do concerning this SPRINT evaluation. I don't know what academy your son applied to, but a decision to waiver a DQ will come from the academy not DoDMERB. Was there someone mentioned in the DQ letter that you could contact regarding this new evaluation? Good luck.
     
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    momof4paj New Member

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    Thank you!! I will try the email you suggested. I will talk to my son about the DQ letter and any contacts.
     
  4. CrossCountryRunner12

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    Hearing Loss Waiver

    I’m in the same boat as your son (DQ’d due to the hearing loss in my left ear) I exceeded the hearing levels at the 1,000 and 2,000 by 10 and 15 decibels respectively.

    What I was told by my navy recruiter (who contacted someone higher up to talk about the issue) is that any service branch can waiver the hearing loss up to a certain range over the limit (I think he said by 10-15 decibels) Nevertheless, if your son does get an appointment/conditional offer of appointment, the academy will automatically put in for a medical waiver. My advice though, if he has an audiologist, have them forward his hearing tests to the DODMERB and a personal letter saying that they are able to function and hear fine despite the hearing loss (etc,etc).

    I do wear hearing aids so I’m not sure If I can get a waiver for ROTC, but I hope everything works out for your son and good luck!
     

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