Did you know that noise-induced hearing loss is now the leading non-fatal occupational disease claim?
Preventing hearing loss through early identification by an audiogram or hearing test is a must to meet legislative requirements, but it also has other big benefits such as assessing the effectiveness of your noise exposure management system, and identifying individuals with hearing limitations, which can lead to serious incidents.
Our turnkey hearing testing/audiogram service makes it easy to comply with legislation and enhance safety in your workplace. If you’re operating in multiple provinces, OH&S requires having a new baseline test completed prior to the worker going to the new site. As always, confidentiality is assured and we maintain the medical records for the required length of time.
Audiometric testing assesses a person’s ability to hear tones at various frequencies and decibels (loudness). It helps to determine the effectiveness of ear protection and the degree of hearing loss related to exposure to noise and non-occupational illness.
Our audiogram tests include documenting a comprehensive noise exposure history and determining current hearing status by checking for recent loud noise exposure and physically examining the ear. A technician then conducts testing at six frequencies at various decibel levels. A trusted physician will review the history and clinical information to determine testing status and provide intervention when needed. Finally, your authorized representative receives a secure and confidential report of results.
Audiometric testing also helps employees. Identifying hearing loss early makes it possible to prevent further damage and helps motivate people to comply with hearing protection measures. In many workplaces, the ability to hear can prevent potentially fatal accidents.