Q&A: Some hearing loss in right ear, and enlisting in the air force?

Question by adam o: Some hearing loss in right ear, and enlisting in the air force?
I want to enlist in the air force, i took an online free hearing test, my left ear is perfect, my right ear, i can hear 500 hz, 1,000 hz, but 2,000 hz and above is almost hard to detect, I think this are the standards that they use at meps, I hope it’s not to bad, maybe I can get a waiver?

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Answer by Jason M
How can you trust an online hearing test?????, besides I am pretty sure it would have to depend on the MOS you are choosing. I actually lost hearing in my ears with my career field in the Air Force (2wo31) aka AMMO. Really you should go to you doctor, I mean personally I would trust ANY kind of online diagnostic…there are too many variables. What kind of head set do you have? What kind of sound card? Connection speed? Where you sick at the time? Did you have any obstructions in your ear? Seriously! That would be like holding my chest up to a mic to check my heart rate. Again in my opinion.

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2 Responses to “Q&A: Some hearing loss in right ear, and enlisting in the air force?”

  1. rogernuts02 says:

    I’ve been for a little over a year so i still remember meps pretty well, i dont think that a little hearing loss will disqualify you. One of my ears is better than the other and i still past but i think the worst that would happen is that you would have to sign a waiver

  2. imjusturfriend says:

    I am in the Air Force and they pretty much give waivers for everything..I had a waiver for my scroliosis..Im not sure about the requirements for hearing but i think you will be ok!!!! GODD LUCK and have a wonderful AIRFORCE day!!!!


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