Evening all, well last year (December to be exact) my application to the RN was ended, due to my hearing loss.. I was devastated as this is totally out of my control, but I have a hearing loss of 150dB, whereas the RN limit is 120dB loss.
Now I have spoken to the RFA, with regard to their medical, and they seem to be optimistic, and I have an A.I.B. appointment next month.
However, am I being stupid trying for it?? Are any of the other two forces more lenient with regards to hearing?? I can hear all day to day noises.
I have a slight loss of hearing in my right ear due to an operation I had afew years ago. It's classed as "H2" rather than "H1" which I'm guessing is perfectly normally hearing. I'm fine to go for any branch other than aircrew and controller branches (ATC, ABM).
Not sure if that's any help or not
Have you tired cleaning your ears out?
I apparently had very bad hearing as far as 65+ year olds go(being 22 thats not good!) when i took a hearing test at a company I was working for(lots of loud noises keep track of your hearing). I thought it could be wax, anyway the week before being assessed for the RAF i used olive oil on my ears then got them syringed.