Industrial Hearing Testing
Hearing damage is a real and unfortunate effect of long-term exposure to loud noise. Noise is a hazard of industrial workers and workers of any occupation who are repeatedly exposed to loud noise. If you have hearing loss and suspect that long-term exposure in the workplace is a contributing factor, please call one of our audiologists today for information about workers compensation. Hearing damage from noise is fully preventable when the right precautions are taken from the start. Regular hearing tests to evaluate any early signs of hearing loss, as well as everyday preventative measures such as the use of ear plugs go a long way toward prevention of permanent hearing loss.
Industrial Hearing Test Requirements
Organizations have enacted requirements and procedures for hearing conservation in an effort to standardize hearing safety practices and reduce the incidence of preventable hearing damage. Some states also have their own guidelines, as well as the Department of Defense.
Industrial Hearing Conservation Programs
Some companies choose to meet these requirements independently. However, most companies choose to hire out a hearing conservation company to conduct hearing evaluations, keep records, and make sure they comply with all safety standards and meet safety goals.
Failure to test and/or report noise exposure levels and the impact on employees can cost companies thousands in legal fees and federal fines. Hiring a professional or company to make sure they are in complete compliance is worth it in the long run.
Hearing conservation companies usually have mobile hearing evaluation units that are used to travel and perform on-site hearing evaluation services. They are typically staffed by an audiologist and/or an Occupational Hearing Conservationist.
A comprehensive noise assessment of your workplace will determine the level of risk each of your employees is exposed to and how this risk can be adequately managed. At Rudra Speech & Hearing Centre our Audiologists have an intricate knowledge of acoustics and combined with an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ear and the process of noise induced hearing loss, appropriate recommendations can be made to ensure compliance with the Noise Protection Act, including recommendations for appropriate hearing protection and amendment of your occupational health and safety policies.
Our Audiologists can provide advice regarding hearing protection and hearing safety. We supply and fit custom ear plugs for a variety of applications.
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Workers Compensation Assessment
Individual employee assessments can be conducted in the case of workers compensation claims. Reports can include percentage hearing loss, recommendations and quotation for solutions such as hearing aids.
Pre-Employment and Licensing Assessment
In some circumstances, assessment is required at the time of employment as part of a medical assessment to provide a baseline hearing level and identify any pre-existing pathologies. This is the case with most mining bodies and also for entrance into the Defense Force or Police Service. Likewise, regular assessments are also required for certain classes of licensing Commercial Drivers Licensing or as part of a dive medical.