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    Last edited by almir.aljic; 06-04-2017, 08:39 PM.

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    Originally posted by almir.aljic View Post
    Hello.

    I'm soon in my senior year of Elementary School (9th grade), and the only thing that interests me at this point is law enforcement. Nothing else interests me more, and I just can't wait until I am able to apply.

    However, lately I've started hearing this ringing type of noise in my right ear particularly, and I'm afraid it might be tinnitus. I'm going to get a hearing test and get checked by an ear specialist (again) as soon as possible, but I was wondering; Are you allowed to become a police officer if you suffer from tinnitus? I've also heard that it is possible to reduce the effect of tinnitus, however it requires a lot of work. Is this true (sorry, I know this is not a medical forum, but if anyone knows please tell me!)?

    Thanks!
    The hearing standard in AZ is:
    4. Uncorrected hearing with no loss greater than 25 db in the 500, 1000, 2000, or 3000 hertz frequencies as measured by an audiometer.
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    • #3
      As far as reducing it, from the quick research I did, it depends on how you got it, meds, trauma, loud sounds, etc.
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      • #4
        I have it due to loud music when I worked night club security.

        It bothers me when it is extremely quiet and I notice it. I don't hear it if there is other white noise around (i.e. ceiling fan, motor, etc).

        I go the extra mile to protect my hearing now. Ear plugs while mowing the yard, concerts, range, etc. Any place I could experience the trauma to my ear I wear ear plugs.

        I had no problems passing the hearing tests. It depends how bad it is for you.

        Best advise. Stay in school. Study hard. Find something else that interests you to study in college (i.e. mathematics, sciences, etc). It will benefit you greatly in the long run. There are several reasons for this advice.

        1. Law enforcement is not cut out for everyone.
        2. Not everyone is cut out for law enforcement.
        3. Jobs are hard to come by. You need something (education in something other than CJ) to keep the money coming in.
        4. Law enforcement is dangerous, you can get hurt, killed, etc. Should you get hurt and not be able to continue your career; what do you fall back on?

        Good luck.
        Brad

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        • #5
          What ^^ said.

          That won't bother you in the hiring process unless you can't pass the hearing test.

          Until then, choose your friends wisely (hang out with people you want to be like, not knuckleheads), keep your nose clean and learn every language you get the chance to, especially Spanish and American Sign Language.

          Good luck!

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            Last edited by almir.aljic; 06-04-2017, 08:39 PM.

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            • #7
              I have tinnitus in both ears as a result of combat experience. They still hired me.
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              • #8
                Got it in both ears,quiet time (like now) is the worse.It is livable,especially with white noise,and it doesnt really affect my hearing that much, --Huh?
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