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Deaf and Hard of Hearing for Flight Attendant

Explorer C

Hello Southwest! I have some concerns regarding whether individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can work as flight attendants for all airlines. I am planning to apply to Southwest Airline if available for position, but I'm worried that my application might be rejected due to my hearing impairment. However, after researching the FAA policy, I found that there is nothing in the Federal Air Regulations that prohibits a flight attendant from being hard of hearing. Let me know, and thank you!


Re: Deaf and Hard of Hearing for Flight Attendant

Aviator C

@dylandavis9   Check out the link below to a similar question that was asked years ago. Perhaps this information will be helpful for you?


Good luck to you! 

SWA Passenger, Community Champion