WARNING! Working around noise levels of 85Db or above? You need Audio surveillance:
Soundproof and safe.
Our state-of-the-art mobile units are fitted with a soundproof Audio Booth which allows us to complete each of our Audiometry tests successfully. Employees are also given sound-canceling headphones which provides an effective way of reducing background noise such as traffic, FLT vehicles, machinery and more.
Hearing tests are essential if you employ staff in a noisy working environment. We offer an expert hearing screening service across the UK and our vehicles can be booked at no additional cost. If your employees are exposed to noise, workplace hearing tests should be an integral part of your occupational health strategy.
Audio surveillance is a technique used to detect early damage to hearing, from exposure to noise. Identifying any damage allows appropriate action to be taken, as well as a referral of the individual. Surveillance may also find changes in hearing due to other causes outside of work.
At the beginning of the assessment, it is important to obtain the individual’s medical history and other exposures to noise. During follow up examinations, questions should be asked about:
- The use of hearing protection
- Any changes in working patterns and noise exposure
- Any complaints relating to the ears or hearing.
After performing the hearing test, any issues arising with an employee are brought to the attention of the company management and referral service is offered.
A hearing assessment is performed to set a baseline for hearing, this is normally done the first year. Then a comparative test should be undertaken 12 months later. If these tests don’t flag any problems, your schedule of testing should then fall back to every two-three years dependent upon your requirements. All new starters should be seen immediately and then fall into the process as above.