hearing test

alright lads i am wanting to join the infantry soon and need your help. does anyone know if the hearing test thing is H1 H1 for infantry or can it be H1 H2.

also does anyone have any links to audiotone tests or what is the test like. cheers
 
Almost every joiner will be at H2 I think. Never seen H1 on anyone's PULHHEEMS but I could be wrong. H3 is a definite fail that would require a specialist medical board (it did in my case).

You won't be H1 in the Infantry for long mind!
 

Mr Tweedy

Old-Salt
According to PULHHEEMS Administrative Pamphlet 2010 (PAP10) the Entry Standard for Infantry is:

Infantry (all) (incl PARA ) P2 U2 L2 H2 H2 E8/3 E8/6 M2 S2 CP4

Which means that yes, H1 H2 will be fine.
 
Almost every joiner will be at H2 I think. Never seen H1 on anyone's PULHHEEMS but I could be wrong. H3 is a definite fail that would require a specialist medical board (it did in my case).

You won't be H1 in the Infantry for long mind!
According to PULHHEEMS Administrative Pamphlet 2010 (PAP10) the Entry Standard for Infantry is:

Infantry (all) (incl PARA ) P2 U2 L2 H2 H2 E8/3 E8/6 M2 S2 CP4

Which means that yes, H1 H2 will be fine.
good men, going to army in September and hoping to go infantry. don't know if it is any good right enough but hey ho. thanks anyway lads

one more quick fire question, how do they do the assessment.
 
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It is, of course, quite possible to fudge the audiogram responses in your favour, but I wouldn't want to encourage cheating.
Bloody hard when you can't hear the questions!
My leaving medical was a jolly sight different to my joining one. The whisper behind your back worked well in 1976 as I could lip read in his mirror. The sound chamber was horrific when I left, they gave me £1500 for the privilege of part deafening me.
 
When they ask you to fire high velocity weapons from inside cars without ear defence, tell them you aren’t going to do it.

Then avoid Stewartstown Avenue!
 
It is, of course, quite possible to fudge the audiogram responses in your favour, but I wouldn't want to encourage cheating.
Go on then, please explain.
 
I have heard of guys trying to cheat the test and got downright failed.

Do they add the score from each ear up or what do they do (any reference for the audiogram and whar score is good bad etc).
 

Bobby_Bert

Clanker
You should wait for the AFCO medical examiner to give the specific standards currently required.



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You should wait for the AFCO medical examiner to give the specific standards currently required.



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So are you saying that infantry ears are no longer H2 H2 and rather H1 H1

Im nearly sure the 30db at 6khz and the similar things only apply to the RN. (Says it on JSP 950)

General description
1 Not more than 45. (RN only: No single level to be more than 20dB)
Not more than 45. (RN only: Level not to be more than 30 dB at 6 kHz or 20 dB at any other frequency)
marked as Good hearing
 
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overopensights

ADC
Book Reviewer
However good your hearing is now, just hand it to the infantry for a few weeks! they'll fukck it up!
 

Mr Tweedy

Old-Salt
So are you saying that infantry ears are no longer H2 H2 and rather H1 H1

Im nearly sure the 30db at 6khz and the similar things only apply to the RN. (Says it on JSP 950)

General description
1 Not more than 45. (RN only: No single level to be more than 20dB)
Not more than 45. (RN only: Level not to be more than 30 dB at 6 kHz or 20 dB at any other frequency)
marked as Good hearing
Nope. That isn't what that says. If you read the top paragraph it says "Hearing Standards profiles are to be at least H2 in each ear". The application of H1 for some Services and trades is made clear in JSP 950, but JSP 950 also makes clear that Single Service guides (such as PAP 10) should be consulted for detail. I have sent you the standards for the Infantry, which are also supported by what Bobby posted.

JSP 950 is a complex document that takes some experience and knowledge to interpret properly, so I wouldn't over read what you may not understand - I am not trying to be patronising, but plenty of experienced MO's and Staff officers get specialist advice to make sure they have the rules right.

I also wouldn't worry too much - as long as you pay attention to the instructions for the test, you will either pass it or not (if you know you have H1, H2 hearing, confirmed by audiometry, then you will be fine). Spend enough time in the infantry and I can guarantee you you will not have H1,H2 Hearing for long........
 

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