Waiver for hearing issue for non combat role

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by TerryS, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. TerryS

    TerryS 5-Year Member

    Aug 4, 2010
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    DS has a high frequency hearing lossand and uses hearing aides, he wants to serve as a nurse in the military, hearing is 100% corrected by his hearing aides. He will be doing ROTC in the spring, what will it require for him to obtain a waiver to be commissioned as an officer
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Short answer: yes. If his hearing is poor enough to need hearing aids it is likely he will fall outside the standards for commissioning (which aren't too strict) and therefore need a waiver. Doesn't matter what you are commissioning for in regards to the need for a waiver, it is simply easier to get a waiver when dealing with certain communities.

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