DOT Whisper Test

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Auntie Am's Comment
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So I've been losing weight to get ready for school and I've incorporated the tests that would be performed during the DOT exam. The problem I am having is the whisper test. The only one I have around to do a forced whisper is my husband. He has a GA accent but it's a little more monotone lol I can hear him whispering but I can't make out what he says all the time at 5 feet. I know the language in the books says "perceive a forced whisper" does that mean I need to understand exactly what is being said or just that I can hear it? (wishful hoping good-luck-2.gif ). Thanks everyone!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bill F.'s Comment
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When that portion of the test happens, listen closely to the instructions. If tester does not specify for you to repeat their whispered words. Just answer with, "I can hear you." Every time I have been tested the forced whisper was, "can you hear me?" My tester may do it differently than yours. Follow their instructions, but don't ask if you should repeat their words, you may put that idea in their head by asking.

Best of luck on the physical...good-luck-2.gif

Kurt G.'s Comment
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When I had my exam, they just said one word and you had to tell them what it was. My hearing isn't the greatest but I didn't have a problem. Do you have problems hearing things in everyday situations? If not then I would guess that you don't have to worry.

Auntie Am's Comment
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Thanks for the responses! I can hear normal conversations with mostly no issue, it's mostly my husbands voice that I have the issue with, ha! I don't think I've met someone with a flat voice like his! I can hear birds sing far off, sirens off in the distance, pretty much normal every day stuff. I just don't want to mess up on the whisper test.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the responses! I can hear normal conversations with mostly no issue, it's mostly my husbands voice that I have the issue with, ha! I don't think I've met someone with a flat voice like his! I can hear birds sing far off, sirens off in the distance, pretty much normal every day stuff. I just don't want to mess up on the whisper test.

Comes from years of ignoring him I'll bet.

All kind of a bzzzzzzz bzzzzzz bzzzzzz...

LOL

Rick

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Comes from years of ignoring him I'll bet.

rofl-3.gif

That's what I was gonna say. It's a learned behavior.

As long as you can hear fairly well you're fine. If you had series hearing issues you might have a problem. But very few people have problems with this part of the test. It's the blood pressure that gets everyone.

Stewart A.'s Comment
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Keep in mind a key word in the test, "Forced" whisper. This is not a typical whisper where you are trying to not let others nearby hear what you are saying to someone. This is a whisper that is intended to project over distance or other noises. I had it for not only the DOT physical but also for each one for my Private Pilot physicals. So far each of those has been the question, "Can you hear me"? Even if you can't make out specifically what the words are, you could always answer with "I can hear you", which in either case might be acceptable.

Good luck and I'm sure your husband never has a problem hearing you right? rofl-3.gif

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Penny's Comment
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The whispered numbers to me during the test. First one was loud, second one a little softer and third one a little softer, but it wasn't hard to hear it. I was surprised they even did it softer and softer since a "forced whisper" isn't necessarily soft.

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