Our staff doctors have combined experiences of over 50 years. One of the most established audiology practices in the Mid-South.
Protect Your Employees Hearing & Avoid Costly OSHA Fines
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Hearing damage is a serious occupational hazard in professions that expose workers to loud and/or continuous sounds. Over thirty million employees work in hazardous noise levels. Most occupational hearing loss happens gradually over the course of years, making it difficult to notice. But with appropriate measures, workplace hearing loss is completely preventable.
Does Your Company Need Hearing Conservation Program?
OSHA regulates noise exposures for many industries under 29 CFR 1910.95, Occupational Noise Exposure
Some professions include:
- Manufacturing and Assembly
- Distribution Centers
- Military Personnel
- Construction Workers
- Law Enforcement
- Those who work near certain chemicals are also at risk.
Will Testing Interrupt Our Business?
We perform testing on site, saving you and your employees time.
Our industrial hearing conservation program works with employers to ensure the safest possible environments for their staff. Professional Audiological Services is able to uniquely tailor services to the needs of each business, some of which include:
- Sound surveys to assess possible hearing dangers and provide best practices recommendations.
- Safety seminars to train employees on the best practices to protect their hearing.
- Hearing tests which create a baseline to detect a possible hearing decline.
As a business owner, you want the safest environment for your employees. We realize cost-efficiency is also a concern of yours. Our on-site testing fee is tailored to your business based on the number of sites and the number of areas to be measured at each location. There is a travel fee.
- Per-employee test
- Dosimetry testing is per-device
- Doing the testing is a Doctor of Audiology, not a technician
Why not work with us? We’ve been in this industry for decades. We can ensure you are protected from future fines and lawsuits. We’ll give you the documentation you need for peace of mind.
How Does It Work?
Test Your FacilityStep 2:
Test Your EmployeesStep 3:
Record & DocumentStep 4:
Program ApplicationStep 5:
It All Starts With Analysis
Noise level surveys determine which areas in your workplace have hazardous noise levels. Noise surveys use sound level meters for spontaneous noise levels, and dosimeters for measuring the average amount of sound an employee is exposed to over an 8-hour period.
On-Site or In-Clinic Employee Hearing Tests
We will test the necessary employees using audiometric testing. This will determine the hearing levels of the employee. We provide both baseline hearing testing and annual hearing testing. This service includes interpretation of the results as well as recommendations.
Record Keeping Is Crucial To Compliance
Our reports meet OSHA requirements and are forwarded to your Safety Engineer or assigned contact. Our hearing conservation services are designed to keep you OSHA compliant.
Training Is Included
In addition to annual hearing tests, we can also provide annual training for your employees. Training will teach the employees about the anatomy and physiology of the ear, and what exposure to loud noises does to the ear. We train on the proper use of hearing protection and discuss hearing loss in general. We work with each employer to determine the proper sign placement in areas with excessive noise levels.
Compliance Is An On-Going Concern
When should you have another noise survey done? If you change the work environment, you need to have another survey. A change can be due to equipment changes, building changes, or other environmental factors. New employees must also have a baseline hearing test within 6-months of their start date. We perform those tests in the clinic as your workforce grows.