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Medical: Deafness: Category 2

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Hi everybody, 

Everything went well with my medical apart from the hearing test results that I had category 2 (mild) deafness in both ears.

The force that I applied to have said that it shouldn't be a problem. However, when it come to signing off the form as "fit for role" she hesitated and said that she'll do it later.

Is this something I should be worried about or is it a general rule for them not to sign you off in front if you?


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Its fine, dont worry about it and I know there are officers with hearing aids that continue to work. 

 Besides, to refuse you would probably be discrimination. 

 They'll test you every year. At the point you need a hearing aid, they will probably put you on restricted duties. After a while you'll be back on the beat. Theyre arguement will be that you wont be able to hear someone calling for help. But I know of others who have gone back to regular duty with a hearing aid or two. 

 If you are rejected based on your hearing you should appeal citing the fact that others with more severe hearing impairments than you are allowed to serve. 

 If im honest, I think your being a bit silly and paranoid. You want the job so bad and have worked so hard to get right to the end of the process your now just overthinking everything. Its natural. 

Take it from someone who also has slight deafness. 

Good luck. Your almost there. Well done. 

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