My son is a sophomore in high school. When he was in second grade, he had a tympanoplasty after a history of chronic ear infections and a perforation. He has perfect hearing in both ears, plays the trombone, speaks French and plays football. He will be applying for the class of 2014 at West Point. Should I take him for a complete hearing test now, or will the pediatrician's hearing test suffice? I just want to be prepared since I have heard that this is a disqualifying condition. Thanks for your help.