Hearing Aid Impact to Medical
Can anyone comment on the impact to the 3 classes of Medical for pilots that require hearing aids?
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Ronald Levy
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Basically, if you can't pass the hearing test unaided, you can take it again with your hearing aid, and if you pass, you get a medical certificate with a limitation requiring you to use your hearing aid when you fly.  Contact an AME for details.
Ron,
Thank you for confirming the impact and makes perfect sense. For those who are not familiar, hearing loss is cumulative and normally associated with unrecoverable nerve damage. Mine was from working
around jets—even with hearing protection. The message? Don’t take your hearing for granted as loss can sneak up on you as you age before you realize
it’s a problem.