So I was recently at MEPS and was told that I'll probably have to get a waiver for a hearing loss in my left ear. I retested the same day and did slightly better, but still did not hit the threshold for the requirements in the one ear. (I scored perfectly for my right ear)
I don't have any difficutlties hearing in everyday life, did fine in school, etc. and indicated prior that I have a hearing loss in my left ear. The MEPS station doctors/coast guard liason seemed to think I should be able to go through the waiver process. However, my recruiter seemed to be more pessimistic, thinking it might would completely disqualify me, that I won't be eligible for a waiver at all. (still waiting on my recruiter to review my full results)
A little background: I have a 99 asvab score, was valedictorian/summa cum laude in college. Scored very high on SAT/ACT. Speak a not too common foreign language (which I obviously had to have had good hearing to learn). Have part of a master's degree and bachelor's degree. I am otherwise in great physical shape. I have a variety of other accomplishments as well. I was planning to go officer at some point, but since I am nearing the age limit, I wanted to go ahead and enlist, and submit my officer package later. I am also wanting to go for the MK rate, which I read requires normal color vision, but does not require normal hearing?
My question is:
How probable is it that I will actually be able to submit a waiver request? MEPS seemed to think I would be able to, however, it seems as if my recruiter will be the one to have the ultimate say. Any reason to think my recruiter might end my recruitment right then and there?