Middle Ear Surgery

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  1. USMAFTW

    USMAFTW Member

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    Hey i learned tonight that i will be disqualified by the DODMERB for having tubes in my ears ( pretty sure that is considered middle ear). I was curious how hard is it to get a waiver for this considering i will be a strong candidate. I will be a JR this year.
     
  2. MullenLE

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    Send me your full name; last 4 of your SSN, and your posting to larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil and I will answer tomorrow afternoon. It's easier for me to assist you there.:thumb:
     
  3. IrishDancer

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    Do tubes count as middle ear surgery? I had them when I was younger but I didn't think they required a waiver..
     
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    Send me your posting along with your fulkl names and last 4 of your SSN. I can assist you better from there=Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil:thumb:
     
  5. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    Some general information regarding tubes. If you had tubes as a young child there should not be any issues as long as the ear drums have healed up. In the majority of cases these are not an issue.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    Again, for specific information regarding your case, Send me your posting along with your fulkl names and last 4 of your SSN. I can assist you better from there=Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil :thumb:
     
  7. USMAFTW

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    ok i have always had problems with my ears especially pressure. i cant swim 10 ft underwater without them hurting
     
  8. MullenLE

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    USMAFTW - Send me your posting; full name and last 4 of your SSN; to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I'll reply this afternoon. I can assist you better from there. :thumb:
     
  9. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Okay...if you've never seen an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist about this...it's just that's the ONLY time you have issues, then my guess is that you simply don't know how to equalize the pressure on the inner ear underwater. It's a common malady among novice scuba divers and is EASY to correct.

    However...if it's ever been ANYTHING more than that, then you need to speak to the expert on this board...Mr. Mullen.

    Steve
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  10. USMAFTW

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    thank you flieger83. Hopefully thats all it is. i have been to the ENT before when i was younger and i am pretty sure everything checked out okay i will have to call them and have them check my records. Thanks everyone for all your help:thumb:
     
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    No problem, HOWEVER...if you have ANY questions after speaking with your ENT, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Mullen!

    Steve
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  12. MullenLE

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    He has and we're working the issue:thumb:
     

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