Downgraded for hearing a load of bollocks!!!!!

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by johnyg, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. Hello

    I went for a hearing test after my herrick tour in 07 and was medicaly downgraded cause apparantly my hearing is bad,score h3 left h2 right. I didnt notice anything was wrong till they told me. Now basicly the mo has pulled the parachute on my career and now i cant do juniors. I can go on tour but cant leave base locations. What fooking good is that. I can still do my job, since then ive been livefiring up to company level, a couple of tesex's ,umerouse ex, range days exct and preformed all to the satndard expexcted of an nco with no dramas due to my apparant 'hearing loss'

    What a load of ******* shit. All the enemy has to do is shoot at us, let us shoot back and we all get downgraded. BOLLOCKS

    Yes im very pissed about this.

    What can i do. Write a letter i dont know . any help would be great

    a very disalusioned soldier
     
  2. I was in the same boat after a Telic tour when an IED went off quite close to me. I got sent to see a specialist and he recommended extra precautions on the range i.e wearing yellows and amplivox together though I wasnt downgraded. I had a hearing test in December and scored h2 in both ears so my hearing has recovered.

    It may well get back to acceptable standard after a year or so.

    The MOD must really be covering its arrse if they have implied the restrictions you mention on you. All I would suggest is speaking to your chain of command for advice, tell them that you aint happy with the MO's decision and they may be able to speak to someone about seeing an alternative MO who can refer you to a proper specialist.
     
  3. Yeah ive tried that, but due to the number of cases cutting about they wont help. I ve heard your hearing can recover. Maby i could see another mo like you said. Cheers mate

    Keep em coming!!!