hearing loss question

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by mom42, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. mom42

    mom42 5-Year Member

    Oct 10, 2008
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    My son has a strong desire to serve in the Army. He plans to apply to WP. While he is otherwise healthy, he has significant hearing loss in one ear (nerve deafness). The last time it was tested, hearing was normal in one ear and the loss in the other ear was 70-90db. We know this is below the medical standard but would like to know if hearing loss in one ear is something that is ever waivered. For WP? For ROTC? For enlistment?
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE 5-Year Member

    May 31, 2008
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    Waivers are authorized on a case by case basis. Ahd while the offending condition is the primary focus, it depends what other issues are present or not present. The decision to waiver will be 100% NO if there's no attempt. If you wish to get more information concerning your son's situiation email me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil and we can dialogue.:thumb: