What is the lowest score you can have on your hearing test at meps for the Airforce?

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What is the lowest score you can have on your hearing test at meps for the Airforce?
What is the lowest score you can have on your hearing test at meps for the armed services I have trouble hearing and I wanted to know

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Answer by Brian
The MEPS test (audiologic evaluation) is a hearing test administered by giving the applicant a headset and a button. You push the button every time you hear a noies no matter how faint.

They are testing to make sure you can hear pure tones at 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 cycles per second in varying decibel levels.

There is no recognizable pattern to the tones and no way to know what tone is coming up next. So, what you’re faced with is a fairly difficult test for those that can’t hear well. It’s reccomended that you stop listening to loud music about three days in advance and maintain as close to total silence as you can for twelve hours prior to the test.

Once you’ve taken the test, they can evaluate, based on the tones you could hear and the ones you could not, how well you can hear. So, the final grade is going to be evaluated on the frequency tones and the lowest volumes you heard each at. For instance, if you heard 500 at 20db, 1000 at 28db, 2000 at 30db, 3000 at 35db, and 4000 at 38db, they average the db levels and wind up with 30db which is considered mild hearing loss. They repeat this test in each ear.

The ranges for hearing loss are:
0-20db = normal hearing
20-40db = mild hearing loss
40-60db = moderate hearing loss
60-80db = severe hearing loss
>80 = profound hearing loss

The military will take anyone that falls in or below the moderate hearing loss threshold of 60db. It will disqualify you from certain jobs, but you can still join the service. Hope this helps.

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