Q&A: Can I join the Army with a deform ear but fully functional when it comes to hearing?

Question by : Can I join the Army with a deform ear but fully functional when it comes to hearing?
I am 37 years old and I want to join the Army……….really bad. My grandfather was in the Army(Korean War) and my brother is a SGT in the Army now.I have ear defects but not any hearing problems, I tested my self with ear pieces and any equipment that might be used in the Army and I dont see a problems……..can the Army reject me or can I get a waiver in this case.Please answer or have any of you seen any people with defects at boot camp?

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Answer by John U
The only problem I can think of is if the defect is to the point that it will interfere with wearing of the uniform as in a proper fit for your protective mask (commonly known in the civilian world as a “gas mask” ) If your hearing is fine that is all that I can think of that they might be concerned with and I couldn’t tell you either way since I can’t see you. Really don’t think it would be a problem though unless of course it would prevent getting a seal on your pro mask. Go talk to a recruiter as I believe from that standpoint barring any other issues you should be Ok.

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One Response to “Q&A: Can I join the Army with a deform ear but fully functional when it comes to hearing?”

  1. candy g says:

    uhmm would it not be your age that would be the main issue to overcome first.


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