hearing question??

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by speedybham, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. was in ta and left a couple of years ago, i passed my previous hearing test when i joined up but fear my one side (guess what it's my right side!)may have got a bashing over the the five years i was in and don't know if it will be ok to join, other side is fine.

    what are the Entry limits for hearing?
  2. Why do you think your right side may have taken a bashing? Strangely, in the case of gunfire, it is the left ear (for right-handed shots) that takes the bashing.
    I'm afraid I'm not current on hearing levels and, in any case, that may vary from trade to trade.
    Audiometry tests can be affected by such things as minor colds and ear wax although you should not get your ear waxed if it doesn't need it, the more you get your ear syringed the more you need it doing.
    If you go to disco's avoid getting too near the bass bins and don't play Ipods or car stereos too loud and with too much bass.
    I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Good luck with re-enlisting.
  3. thanks for your comments, i was ve in reme, will that make a differance from infantry???