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  • Hearing Loss Eligibilty??

    I am currently a Govt. employee. On my base, here in Utah, they do a program where they provide online and on-site training for individuals wanting to become DOD Firefighters. I have hearing loss in one ear, about 60% I told the Fire Chief when I was enrolling and he acted like it was no bit deal, but the more I research the more strict it seems most places are on hearing loss. Can anyone give me anymore information.? I start in two weeks and I hate to invest the time and energy in training for something that will never happen. Thanks

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    Depends on if DOD has any specific requirements. For most departments, as long as you can pass a general physical its not an issue that even arrises. Do you wear a hearing aid?
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      Originally posted by JT_Fire_2000 View Post
      Depends on if DOD has any specific requirements. For most departments, as long as you can pass a general physical its not an issue that even arrises. Do you wear a hearing aid?
      No Sir,

      I can hear and understand perfectly in normal conversations, even in loud events. I believe the other ear takes over for the deficient ear. Though I do know a hearing test is required.

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