Commercial Drivers and Neurological Hearing Disorders

DOT FMCSA-FAA-USCG-Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.

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Follow up and continuation from an earlier post addressing hearing disorders: The Deaf CMV driver-Hearing Requirements…  

Commercial drivers with hearing disorders or trauma, who have symptoms that may interfere with driving, such as balance problems and dizziness need further evaluation by a specialist before they can be certified.  The Conference on Neurological Disorders and Commercial Drivers convened the summer of 1988.  They reviewed and proposed modifications of the neurological recommendations for the Federal Highway Administration-Office of Motor Carriers, to update Department of Transportation (DOT) standards adopted in the 1970s.   The Conference was composed of four task forces who prepared reports on the Static, Progressive and Episodic (I & II) Neurological Conditions.  They reviewed and gave recommendations for evaluating commercial drivers who suffered from a variety of conditions such as TIAs, cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders, neuropathies, dementia, headaches, epilepsy, CNS tumors, sleep disorders (sleep apnea/narcolepsy), vertigo and dizziness…

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About Randolph Rosarion M.D.

Board Certified physician in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Certified National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) USCIS designated Civil Surgeon Certified Examiner of Divers (Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society) FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)

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