DQ - Hearing HELP!!

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  1. HopefulMomMarine

    HopefulMomMarine New Member

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    DS was disqualified for "Hearing Loss Exceeding Accession Standard". Anyone know what the standard is. We are waiting for medical records to see what original exam said. Very annoyed because at test there was some confusion and the examiner said not to worry. My son hesitated on part of the test. Well now we have a DQ.

    To top it off I have two kids now with DQ. This process is going to push me over the edge. One is a junior in ROTC and my new DQ applying to service academy.
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    I believe the link below is the current accession standard. Pages 14-15 for your issue. This at least gives you a basis for comparison.

    http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/613003p.pdf?ver=2018-05-04-113917-883


    Just keep in mind my comments are 100% unofficial and pure opinion.

    Your assigned DODMERB Tech is your DS’ go-to.
     
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  3. jebdad

    jebdad 5-Year Member

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    Been through that. My advice is to go to an audiologist of your choice and pay to get the test done. Bring the above indicated standards with you and go over them with audiologist. If the test results are within standards, email them to your DODMERB tech and you should be in good shape. If not, you will have to wait and go through the waiver process.

    My cadet flunked his first hearing test. As soon as we got in car after exam, he said "I think I may have fallen asleep in that dark room." Oops.
     
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  4. HopefulMomMarine

    HopefulMomMarine New Member

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    Oh my, yes we have already talked about getting another test. First have all the wax cleaned out of his ears LOL!!. I believe they can't be over 35 but don't know if there is a buffer. Its almost impossible to get into the military these days.
     
  5. THParent

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    Huh?
    I am sorry. I couldn't resist. ;)

    @jebdad gives great advice there, and as always @Capt MJ gives the correct link. The parameters are on the bottom of page 14 and the top of page 15. Pretty straightforward.
     
  6. S_Austin

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    If it is any hope/comfort, my DS got the same DQ back in early September. I took him to an ENT specialist who could not see anything wrong externally so he ordered a CT scan of the inner ear. The scan showed no sign of any major issue but only an explanation that he was probably born with it. The audiologist re-tested him with a borderline result in the speech range in one ear. We submitted all record to DoDMERB so that they have them on file. In early October, he got a letter both USCGA and USNA that waivers have been requested on his behalf because he is a "highly qualified" candidate. USCGA also offered him an LOA. Just yesterday, his DoDMERB portal showed that USMA had granted him the medical waiver. If your DS is highly qualified, the SA's will consider him for a waiver.
     
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  7. HopefulMomMarine

    HopefulMomMarine New Member

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    Well the doctor's office that originally did the hearing test agreed to have him retest. As I mentioned, I think there was some confusion during the test. Happy to report his results are way within the standards.
     
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