Medical standards different between TSM and SSM?

#1
Hello everyone, new member to this forum!
I have been in the application process for a year now, and already had my medical ( passed ).
I am currently applying for SSM.
My question is, do SSM ratings require better hearing than TSM ratings?
Im asking this questions, as i was told at my medical that i passed the hearing test by a very small margin.

And like most potential recruits, i don't want to get all the way to HMS Raleigh, and get discharged the second day in, for failing the hearing test ( as i believe its more in depth ).

The reason i have asked for the comparison of the two jobs ( TSM & SSM ), is that i'm also interested in TSM, and if it doesnt require as high requirements for hearing, then i should consider the change.

I have used the search bar, but have not come across any useful information upon this matter.

Many thanks for you help.
 
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angrydoc

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#5
If you don't meet the standard then I'd imagine you would be advised so at AFCO level. Other branches are possible though. I'd wait for the wisdom of an Careers Advisor.
 
#6
Hi mate, I failed my hearing test, got a letter to say thanks, bye and good luck in civvy street. It got a bit more complicated after that though when I appealed, but that was the basics of it.
 
#8
No, I failed mine at the first medical. If you've got through that, then the one at Raleigh should be ok, as you're not doing a hearing test on the high street of a busy town centre...
 

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