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.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.
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 inSo was it a tympanoplasty? Where they place a patch on the tympanic membrane to patch the hole?
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 !! thanksIf 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.