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Old 08-26-2017, 08:38 AM
Location: Sachse
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I wasn't paying attention during my hearing test at MEPS so I failed it and was disqualified from joining the army. A waiver was requested but it came back denied. Not that I have any hearing problem or ever been diagnosed. What can I do?
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:18 AM
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I don't know what they do now, but MEPS used to let you retake the hearing test. Did you explore that? If it was me, I would have gone to a civilian audiologist to have my hearing tested. Provided I tested within the acceptable range, I would have submitted that paperwork with my waiver request. Did you do that?
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:01 PM
Location: Florida
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Army (military in general) might not be for you if you can't even pay attention at MEPS for the hearing test. There "might" be some things required of a Soldier that are a little bit more difficult than a hearing test. But that's just speculation on my part, though.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:40 AM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Attention to detail is phrase one hears in the military thousands of times. You might have failed more than a hearing test buy not paying attention to what was required of you.

Perhaps get rechecked by a civilian audiologist to see if you really do have a hearing problem. Perhaps if you pass that, the military will start the process over.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:59 AM
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Why were you not paying attention during your hearing test?

You should have had a second (passing) hearing test that was submitted with your waiver. Did you have that? If not you should get one and see if the service will resubmit your waiver with the new information.

I keep saying this...there are consequences to your actions in the military. If you decided to "not pay attention" it may be that you now need to find something else to do.

Good luck!
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:27 PM
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I don't know whether to put this under this thread or the one with the asthma.

There is no right to serve in the military as far as I know. It is not only a hard life but a dangerous life...for your team. One minute of not being in tip top shape can result in death to your friends or failure of mission.

So my guess is that the MEPS is there to weed out those who may have health weaknesses that could result in failure or death/injury.

So I do wish all who want to serve well, but this must be kept in mind.

Good luck whatever you do
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:24 PM
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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OP, when you say a waiver was submitted, does that mean you returned home from MEPS and then they submitted the waiver or was it just a same day request they did?

How many times did you take the hearing test? Twice? One and done?

If the latter on both of those, talk to your recruiter about what joe from dayton mentioned.

What component of the Army? The actual Army or the Army National Guard?

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Old 09-01-2017, 07:54 AM
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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If you failed at one branch, maybe you can go to another?
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:15 AM
Location: San Antonio
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In my experience, there is not much you can do. MEPS no longer lets you repeat failed tests. You can get a passing test from a civilian audiologist and submit for a waiver, but they probably won't want someone that can't focus on a simple and quick test that is important enough to determine their future. Good luck!
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:58 PM
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OP: Maybe you've saved yourself from a lot of misery. Get a job that does good in the world and not set on killing others.
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