Recognized Hearing Impairment

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by StayPuftMan45, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. StayPuftMan45

    StayPuftMan45 Member

    Dec 27, 2014
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    So I am needing to visit DODMERB soon, and I learned that a hearing test is administered. I have a hearing impairment in my right ear that does not affect day-to-day functioning, and I have hearing tests from audiologists saying I can pass the military's standards. Would I still need to receive a test from them even though I can furnish paperwork saying I already passed? Would this hearing impairment hurt my chances in any way?
    Thanks everyone.
  2. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    It is always a case by case situation. They may qualify you. They may require a remedial, in which case they will request all of your medical records or send you to one of their audiologists, or they may immediately DQ you and you would have to go through the waiver process.

    The thing you need to understand is it is not just about you. It is how your medical issues impact those you will work with to complete the mission. I don't know what branch you want and career field, but if it is rated, than there will be a higher level of hearing tests done prior to commissioning. You will need to pass the FAA Flight physical.
  3. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Despite any records you may or may not bring with you to the exam you will still have to complete all the required parts of the exam. Yes, you will still have to repeat an audio test.

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