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would a small surgery on the ear reduce one's chances of joining the military?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depends on type: “Current or history of chronic otitis media (382), cholesteatoma (385.3), or history of any inner (P20) or middle (P19) ear surgery (including cochlear implantation) is disqualifying.Myringotomy or successful tympanoplasty is not disqualifying. Current perforation of the tympanic membrane (384.2) or history of surgery to correct perforation during the preceding 120 days (P19) is disqualifying.”
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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