HELP

Son got into the Army, as a JS. Then failed medical because he said he “sometimes has ringing in his ears” was booted out & returned home 2 days later, his absolutely devastated. Medical states “shows signs on Tinnitus” Son did not explain that he has spent 2 months constantly gaming & clocks up serious hours of dedication!! Hence bloody ringing. I’m going to get a second opinion, but will it change the army’s mind? Would be so grateful for any advice.
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
First he needs to cut the volume he's listing to games at - if he's getting ringing in the ears he's damaging himself regardless of his being accepted into the army at some point.
 

Dark_Nit

LE
Book Reviewer
Tinnitus can be caused by many things.
I suffered it after a shoulder injury (dislocation and damage to rotator cuff). Affects the nerves in the neck.
I still get it periodically.
There are other causes including inner ear problems.
Get him checked out by an ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) specialist
 
Thank u for replying. Having now read up on Tinnitus, I really do not believe that he has it. I think it was a lot more down to stress, tiredness & not fully understanding what real Tinnitus is. Don’t know if it will make any difference getting him seen by an ear doctor, but at least then will know if a career in the Army is possible x
 

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