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i am very curious i was blessed when i passed the hearing test i swear the faint noise comes and goes either right ear or left you have a button to push when you hear something.i passed it i was sweating on this test.because i was waiting outside for my turn and so many came out and failed the test.i never seen them again what happens if you fail the dreaded hearing test.can you file an appeal get a hearing aid to use because i have no clue on what to do on this.i had a hard time last time years back who knows i might be one of the many that fails this test this time.the other one is the blood pressure i was good on that.but once again many were disqualified.i guess with blood pressure you can go see a doctor take some pills to get it under control what they want.but hearing test what can you do.does anyone has the answers to these 2 tests what happens before and after and how to go about to fix these medical issues please post thank you.:eek:

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i am very curious i was blessed when i passed the hearing test i swear the faint noise comes and goes either right ear or left you have a button to push when you hear something.i passed it i was sweating on this test.because i was waiting outside for my turn and so many came out and failed the test.i never seen them again what happens if you fail the dreaded hearing test.can you file an appeal get a hearing aid to use because i have no clue on what to do on this.i had a hard time last time years back who knows i might be one of the many that fails this test this time.the other one is the blood pressure i was good on that.but once again many were disqualified.i guess with blood pressure you can go see a doctor take some pills to get it under control what they want.but hearing test what can you do.does anyone has the answers to these 2 tests what happens before and after and how to go about to fix these medical issues please post thank you.:eek:

 

Ok, question is did you pass the medical? and did you do final processing?. I also passed all the medical tests for C/R promo but got put on medical hold for being type 2 diabetic. I have about 15 days to clear the hold after I go to my doctor. But I'm not really sure I want to take the promo at this moment.

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yes i passed the hearing i thought i failed and passed the blood pressure also but was a bus driver for only 7-8 months 3 yrs ago had to resign due to a broken leg which i had almost 2 months out.but now im coming back in a month or so with a low list in low 700s on 8006.im asking what to do if you fail the hearing test do they allow you to present evidence that the hearing loss will not affect your job as a bus driver with results from your private doctor after you appeal the decision or are hearing aids allowed to take test from them again if you fail.this topic must be addresed to all bus drivers coming on board you must pass these tests or you gonna have a real hard time to get hired just looking for some insight to this issue because its these 2 that they fail the most drug test also but i dont do drugs if you use drugs you dont belong on the mta anyway. hearing and blood pressure please post anything you know about this or had a problem also and failed but appealed it and got back on what did you have to do this is a big deal here people you must pass this please reply with any info it will help me and so many others here thank you:confused:

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You sure you passed them? Sounds like you didn't, otherwise you wouldn't be so concerned to know the answers.

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In all of my years I've never heard of a person failing the hearing test, not to say it hasn't happened. Blood pressure,vision, diabetes,drugs, recent operation, hernia, yes. Hearing, no. The hearing test used to be called a " baseline audiogram ", where, once you were hired, you were tested periodically to see if you had developed any hearing loss through your career. It would be measured against your first, baseline, test. Maybe this is something new what with all the mp3 Ipod player generation starting to enter the system. Quite frankly, with some of the ridership I encountered over my last few active years it would not surprise me that some of the younger generation are already showing signs of hearing loss at such an early age. Any type of earbud is not conducive to the health of your ears IMO and headphones are safer IF THE MUSIC IS PLAYED SOFTLY and not heard by the T/O or C/R on the other side of a door. If others can hear it you're damaging your ears. The TA probably figures that it's safer to reject a candidate on the spot, rather than take a chance that the candidate gets involved in an accident while employed by them. If someones hearing is that bad at the start of their career I'd suggest they forget about transit and find an ear specialist ASAP because that type of hearing loss is permanent and dangerous to others. Some type of hearing aid is needed.

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You sure you passed them? Sounds like you didn't, otherwise you wouldn't be so concerned to know the answers.
julio read what i said i passed them all was working out of casey stengal read my prior posts above.no one has any knowledge of the hearing test or given a solution to my question above i said many came out after the hearing test they were disqualified.i myself found it very diffucult to hear those tiny low frequency sounds all so i thought i failed.just asking the same question above what is the next step if you fail the hearing test.appeal can you see a private doctor get a note to bring back saying your hearing is ok.also are hearings aids allowed to be used with the test or can they be used if you won the appeal just need to know this.its been over 3 yrs a lot could have happened with hearing.please if you dont know julio say no more let others that do speak this post is for everyone that will take this hearing test.

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I am a type 2 diabetic, I am wondering about the medical hold that i have seen mentioned here. Are they looking for a year of control? Or if at the medical my A1C is a 7 will they pass me or put me on medical hold?:eek:

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yes i passed the hearing i thought i failed and passed the blood pressure also but was a bus driver for only 7-8 months 3 yrs ago had to resign due to a broken leg which i had almost 2 months out.but now im coming back in a month or so with a low list in low 700s on 8006.im asking what to do if you fail the hearing test do they allow you to present evidence that the hearing loss will not affect your job as a bus driver with results from your private doctor after you appeal the decision or are hearing aids allowed to take test from them again if you fail.this topic must be addresed to all bus drivers coming on board you must pass these tests or you gonna have a real hard time to get hired just looking for some insight to this issue because its these 2 that they fail the most drug test also but i dont do drugs if you use drugs you dont belong on the mta anyway. hearing and blood pressure please post anything you know about this or had a problem also and failed but appealed it and got back on what did you have to do this is a big deal here people you must pass this please reply with any info it will help me and so many others here thank you:confused:
please answer the questions on the hearing test what to do if you fail and someone elses about being type 2 diabetic read all the posts what was said if you know the answer please say it if not say nothing let people that know do the answers they aint messing around with these tests just because you got called in does not mean you got the job till you pass medical hope someone answers it will help everyone going for these medicals:confused:

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julio read what i said i passed them all was working out of casey stengal read my prior posts above.no one has any knowledge of the hearing test or given a solution to my question above i said many came out after the hearing test they were disqualified.i myself found it very diffucult to hear those tiny low frequency sounds all so i thought i failed.just asking the same question above what is the next step if you fail the hearing test.appeal can you see a private doctor get a note to bring back saying your hearing is ok.also are hearings aids allowed to be used with the test or can they be used if you won the appeal just need to know this.its been over 3 yrs a lot could have happened with hearing.please if you dont know julio say no more let others that do speak this post is for everyone that will take this hearing test.

Sealteam1962, if you were employed by them before and had taken the audiogram before and passed it they already have a baseline record of your hearing to compare the results with. It's my understanding that if you fail your first audiogram and appeal it you'd have to go to a hearing specialist and be checked out there. If the hearing specialist finds nothing wrong with you O.K. If the specialist says you need a hearing aid to work the job then it would be up to transit IF they want to hire you or not. I'm just pointing out that I've never personally heard of a person being appointed to T/O, C/R, or B/O on an open competitive list who needed a hearing aid to pass the pre-employment medical. I always tell prospective civil service employees to take a FULL battery of medical tests BEFORE taking the employers medical exam. I've taken transit's audiograms before and I take them with a grain of salt. One time I took it and listened to a conversation between the tester and another technician being held outside of the "soundproof" booth. When I came out of the booth I told the tester exactly what she and the other person said. Another time I came out of the booth and before she went over the results I bet her that she would say that I had a slight hearing loss in my right ear. She asked me how I knew that and I calmly told her that everyone who took the test in the 2 1/2 weeks prior to me was told the SAME EXACT THING !!! My advice to all is to appeal the determination and go to a reputable hearing specialist (not a" medicaid mill") and bring back the results. Transit usually backs down when confronted with a real diagnosis.

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let it be known that a lot of the hearing loss problems are due to "wax build-up" which your regular doctor easily could take out....your hearing will be improved 10 fold....this would be recommended to do BEFORE the MTA medical

If you fail the MTA hearing test....you will be told at that time what you need to do...either appeal or see a specialist, get a diagnostic and return with the results...each individual case is different depending on your hearing condition...

However, my suggestion would be...if you see an ENT specialist ( after you fail MTA test ) and that specialist says there is nothing wrong with your hearing...then do yourself a favor and go get a 2nd opinion....this way, you could go back or appeal and have results from 2 different doctors...

 

Of course, you could always call MTA 718 330-1234 with any questions you have...follow the prompts and press the # corresponding to your problem...if not sure, press the # for human resources and they will direct you

 

Blood pressure medication takes about 90 days to get your pressure under control

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Seal, try calling DCAS and ask if you can see the medical standards for the

Bus Operators position. I'm sure that they would have to make it public if it's part of the hiring criteria. Let us know how you make out with the research.

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i guess it use to be a baseline test not anymore its been 3 yrs ago and many failed i passed dont no how i did and blood pressure also you have to see a private doctor i dont know how your hearing is all i know you fail these 2 tests your in for one hell of a time to be hired:cry:

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Seal, try calling DCAS and ask if you can see the medical standards for the

Bus Operators position. I'm sure that they would have to make it public if it's part of the hiring criteria. Let us know how you make out with the research.

call them is like talking to a brick wall every one is on there own on this:tdown:

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i guess it use to be a baseline test not anymore its been 3 yrs ago and many failed i passed dont no how i did and blood pressure also you have to see a private doctor i dont know how your hearing is all i know you fail these 2 tests your in for one hell of a time to be hired:cry:

 

Blood pressure has always been a red flag to transit going back to at least the '60's, and probably before that. Especially when it comes to operating personnel. This is actually the first time I've heard about people being knocked out for hearing problems. Times DO change and maybe they have decided to put the emphasis on other health problems these days. BTW it has been said that " blood pressure problems" were a way to keep certain ethnicities from working at transit back in the day. I've heard that from many people who applied back in the early '60's to '70's time frame. Most of them eventually got the job after jumping through some extra hoops that others didn't have to.

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i guess it use to be a baseline test not anymore its been 3 yrs ago and many failed i passed dont no how i did and blood pressure also you have to see a private doctor i dont know how your hearing is all i know you fail these 2 tests your in for one hell of a time to be hired:cry:

 

Seal, not everyone is worried about the medical, but for those who are interested in the standards it should be available for viewing. It's a civil service position. Not sure if it would be on Washinington St or Centre? Since you were a past Operator you shouldn't worry the TA already knows your history.

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