Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
Items 25-30. Ear, Nose, and Throat
The larynx should be visualized if the applicant's voice is rough or husky. Acute laryngitis is temporarily disqualifying. Chronic laryngitis requires further diagnostic workup. Any applicant seeking certification for the first time with a functioning tracheostomy, following laryngectomy, or who uses an artificial voice-producing device should be denied or deferred and carefully assessed.