Can you wear hearing aids to pass a DOT medical test?
No, you can't use hearing aids to pass a DOT medical exam.
I failed my Hearing Test, despite being, as I thought still able to hear perfectly well. I was advised to be fitted with Hearing Aids. What a difference, once over the stigma; it made me realise how much I was struggling with my hearing. I have now been wearing hearing aids for over a year and can't imagine what it would be like without them.
The Hearing tests are required by some employers and industries to maintain pass licenses and perform certain job duties. Industrial hearing tests are pass or fail, but the specific industry you're testing may determine how much hearing loss is allowable. Hearing tests done for medical purposes use the same testing pass or fail protocol; however, they're used to determine if someone has normal hearing or a certain degree of hearing loss. Even though it's impossible…