What Are Audiometry Tests?
An Audiometry Test (Hearing Tests) forms part of the health surveillance ‘duty of care’ requirement of employers and determines a subject’s hearing levels with the help of an audiometer.
Audiometric Tests also measure the ability to discriminate between different sound intensities, recognise pitch, or distinguish speech from background noise.
Results of an Audiometry Test and subsequent investigations can be used to diagnose hearing loss or diseases of the ear.
Why Are Audiometry Tests Important?
Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. The presence of potentially hazardous noise levels is a fact of life in the workplace. That’s why minimizing the risk of both employees and employers is important.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) state “If the risk assessment indicates that there is a risk to the health of employees who are, or are liable to be, exposed to noise, the employer shall ensure that such employees are placed under suitable health surveillance, which shall include testing of their hearing.”
Audiometric Testing and appropriate occupational health management is used to:
+ Help comply with the Noise at Work Regulations
+ Provide early detection of ill health and problem areas
+ Reduce the sickness absence levels
+ Reduce the liabilities in respect of industrial compensation claims.
Experts In Audiometric / Workplace Hearing Tests
Envirocare provides on-site Audiometry Tests using fully trained technicians, plus equipment and methods that comply with the latest standards and guidelines.
Analysis of the findings is provided in a confidential format, and employees requiring referral to an occupational health practitioner/GP are confidentially identified. A report containing anonymous data is also provided.
Envirocare have many years of experience in providing Audiometric services to enable compliance with the The Noise at Work Regulations (2005). We provide Audiometry Tests and Workplace Hearing Tests with expert technical advice and interpretation of the findings, as well as cost effective and practical recommendations for solutions.
Call us on 01274 738668 or fill out our Envirocare Enquiry Form for any queries regarding Audiometry Tests, Workplace Hearing Tests or any of our many other accredited Environmental and Occupational Hygiene services.
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