RAF Medical Watch
I passed the last medical with no trouble. Everything was fine and I was there for 15 minutes.
This time, I failed. Temporarily unfit for service. But not because I failed any of the tests. My hearing test was fine and I met the requirements. But the doctor looked in my ears and noticed a build up of wax. She told me I was to re-sit the hearing test after having it cleared. I now have 6 weeks according to the RAF to sort this out.
I am happy to sort out the problem - but it just seems unfair that my application is jeopardised and that I have to waste everybodys time by re-sitting this test, when surely I can only improve.
Do you think the RAF will understand/agree with me if I rang and spoke to them. Or would it just be seen as complaining, and either way I am fated to re-take the test?
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It's probably not the hearing test that is the problem - they need to be looking at the condition of your ear (and ear drum).
Certainly when I applied (many years before the Capita farce) it stated in the joining instructions for OASC that your ears needed to be clear of wax (ie, sringed) prior to arrival.