"Too much" ear wax is DQ?

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  1. Amazed

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    DD had her medical exam and the doctor commented she had lots of wax in her ears. No issues on the audiology test that was given. Anyone know if this could be an issue?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I can't say anything officially as I'm not familiar with the regs, but I wouldn't be too concerned about a mere comment made by the doctor. Some docs like to fill the room with noise and their own voice is usually used.
     
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  3. Humey

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    Since she can go to the pharmacy and buy something to take it out or have a doctor take it out, it doesnt seem that would be much of an issue
     
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  4. AirsoftRanger

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    When an examiner notifies the patient of excessive wax, this is intended simply to allow the patient to then voice any concerns over ear pain or hearing loss. Furthermore, excessive ear wax is actually an incentive for appointment - less chance for hearing damage on the firing range, and less chance for dirt in the ears in a foxhole.
     
  5. THParent

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    Huh?
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    The condition usually heals itself after they get yelled at by an upperclassman or and NCO...at least with boys anyway.
     
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