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.