DOT Physical - Ears

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John B.'s Comment
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Mmk. Well I am hoping to hear an answer back from Prime tomorrow. Been studying and taking practice tests daily forever now it seems.

My question is on the DOT physical it only talks about hearing a forced whisper which I should be fine with.

However, I have also read that they look at scarring and perforated eardrums which I do have. Will this be an issue? Any input would be great help, thank you.

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.

Old School's Comment
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If you pass the hearing test you're good to go.

Different places use different tests for the hearing portion of the physical. I've had them actually whisper something then have me repeat what they said, and I've had to test twice with headphones on and I had to indicate hearing the various tones they were testing me with. They will look in your ear canal, but scarring or perforations are not disqualifiers. The part that will count against you is if you can't hear well enough to satisfy their requirements.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

John B.'s Comment
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That is exactly what I needed to know man. Yea I've had so many problems with my ears as a kid that I have been very hesitant about it. Surgeries and everything. Tubes I dont know how many times. Each time the doc looks in my ear all he talks about is all the scarring lol.

If you pass the hearing test you're good to go.

Different places use different tests for the hearing portion of the physical. I've had them actually whisper something then have me repeat what they said, and I've had to test twice with headphones on and I had to indicate hearing the various tones they were testing me with. They will look in your ear canal, but scarring or perforations are not disqualifiers. The part that will count against you is if you can't hear well enough to satisfy their requirements.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Brian's Comment
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Hey John, I had chronic ear infections as a kid tubes put in once and almost twice because be they weren't working at first. Follow that up with infantry in the Marines and my hearing is absolutely shot. Im almost positive I failed the hearing test for my first medical card. When I renewed it is was the whisper test and lets just say it wasn't exactly a whisper. Schneider also didn't care so you'll be fine.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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