You need to hear your colleagues, members of the public and a radio in noisy surroundings. So you need good hearing to be fit for the job. We are able to consider you if you wear hearing aids or if you are deaf in one ear.

If your hearing is below the ideal level you will get a specialist review by our in-house ear, nose and throat team to decide whether you are fit to join.

To pass

Protect your ears from too much noise especially for two days before the medical. Don’t ride a motorbike, work with noisy tools or go to any gigs or clubs. Ask your practice nurse to check that your ears are clear of wax.

Further advice

View tips from the RNID on protecting your hearing: