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Old 07-20-2014, 12:37 PM   #11
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I couldn't pass the hearing test at NW [Mayo Clinic]. Delta could have cared less. I guess it depends on the outfit.
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:27 PM   #12
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I couldn't pass the hearing test at NW [Mayo Clinic]. Delta could have cared less. I guess it depends on the outfit.
Are you currently flying for Delta? What do you fly? So far, I've gotten my hopes up. Hearing is solid despite being deaf in my left ear.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #13
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I wouldn't worry about it, if they find it, they find it. All depends on the co. medical. China is probably out though. I used to count '4' and punch the button, hold it for '4'. Couldn't beat the Mayo, they were mostly worried about workman's comp claims. I retired a looooong time ago off the 75/76. Like I said put your hat in the ring, you just never know. The bright side is you've already lost some hearing, [one less thing to worry about]. Good luck!
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I don't know how it works in your area but in Europe if you are deaf from one year they don't give even the Class II medical licence hence you will never be abel to get a private pilot licence.

Be sure to recover this problem otherwise you have to accept it.

All the best buddy!
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:27 PM   #15
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Don't sweat it. I wear hearing aids. Under the old standards (whispered voice), I had to get a Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA). I no longer need it, but still keep it in case it ever comes up again.

With my aids in, my hearing is often better than the guys I'm flying with.

As for an AME, talk to one "off the record" first (that is, don't fill out the application), and make sure he or she will work with you (most will). If not, shop around until you find one that will.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #16
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Default My son is completely deaf in his right ear.

My son recently did his medical in order to start flight school and we are worried that he will not get the licence to start flight training. He is 17 years old and is completely deaf in his right ear. This was caused from him having meningitis when he was seven months old. He hears perfectly well from his left ear though. His only problem is that its hard for him to detect where sounds are coming from.
I am completely worried because he can't see himself doing anything else from being a pilot. So we are here waiting for good news from Jamaica Civil Aviation.

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The FAA standards for hearing are easier the vision. As stated above most AMEs use the conversation test. If you can't pass it they will just add "Hearing amplification required." If you can't carry on a conversation you probably already have hearing aids.
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I saw this one kid in class upgrading to captain, he was probably low 30's, I noticed he was wearing a hearing aid. Didn't ask him about it but now that you bring it up, I guess it could be done.
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