Ear, nose, throat, and equilibrium standards for a firstclass airman medical certificate are:
(a) The person shall demonstrate acceptable hearing by at least one of the following tests:
(1) Demonstrate an ability to hear an average conversational voice in a quiet room, using both ears, at a distance of 6 feet from the examiner, with the back turned to the examiner.
(2) Demonstrate an acceptable understanding of speech as determined by audiometric speech discrimination testing to a score of at least 70 percent obtained in one ear or in a sound field environment.
(3) Provide acceptable results of pure tone audiometric testing of unaided hearing acuity according to the following table of worst acceptable thresholds, using the calibration standards of the American National Standards Institute, 1969:
500 Hz 1,000 Hz 2,000 Hz 3,000 Hz Better Ear 35 dB 30 dB 30 dB 40 dB Worst Ear 35 dB 50 dB 50 dB 60 dB
(b) No disease or condition of the middle or internal ear,
nose, oral cavity, pharynx, or larynx that--
(1) Interferes with, or is aggravated by, flying or may
reasonably be expected to do so; or
(2) Interferes with, or may reasonably be expected to
interfere with, clear and effective speech communication.
(c) No disease or condition manifested by, or that may reasonably be expected to be manifested by, vertigo or a disturbance of equilibrium.
Click on a body area below to learn about each portion of the exam:
|25. Head, Face, Neck, and Scalp|
|28. Mouth and Throat|
|30. Ear Drums|
|46. Neurologic (Vertigo and Equilibrium)|
Note: Numbers correspond to the required entry in the AME portion of the FAA Form 8500-8
Links to Other Portions of Subpart B (1st Class Medical Requirements)
67.101 Eligibility and Class 1 Index.
67.105 Ear, nose, throat, and equilibrium.
67.113 General medical condition (Class 1).
67.115 Discretionary issuance.