Audiology - Industrial Hearing Conservation
OSHA requires a hearing conservation program, which includes hearing testing and training for any employee who is exposed to excessive noise on the job. We handle all the necessary OSHA hearing conservation requirements to make your job hassle-free. Our Industrial hearing testing service utilizes self-contained mobile hearing testing vans that bring required OSHA hearing testing and training to your worksite and keep you in compliance.
We stand out from all other service providers because we provide:
- Excellence in Professional Staff and Customer Service
- Audiologist on-site (No other provider offers this level of service)
- Otoscopy on every employee
- Earplug demo
- Medical referrals provided on-the-spot
- Employee survey
- Custom hearing protection earmolds taken on-site
- Local support from audiologist
Excellence in Recordkeeping - Exceeds OSHA Standards
- OSHA compliant hearing testing and training
- Copy and explanation of results given to each employee
- Immediate STS Notification to employee
- Records organized in 3-ring binder, including OSHA 300 Recordable report
- Records available at the end of the day
- Electronic copy of results available at no cost (upon request)
Hearing Conservation Program Administration
- Company database set-up
- Audiograms entered into database and compared to baseline
- Problem audiograms reviewed by audiologist
- Records mailed to you as received in clinic
Baseline Screening Test
To observe employees hearing over time, a Baseline Screening Test is performed to obtain a comparison figure.
The employee's future annual hearing tests will be compared to their baseline, to detect if there has been a threshold shift, or a worsening of the employee's hearing.
The purpose of the annual hearing screening is to determine if the employee's hearing protection is effective.
Any shift will result in an audiogram review by an audiologist to determine if the shift is temporary or "permanent," and whether any follow-up is necessary.