As established by OSHA, the purpose of hearing conservation testing is to monitor an employee on an annual basis to determine if exposure to occupational noise has a negative effect on their hearing. It also provides an opportunity to employers to educate employees about their need to protect their hearing. An initial test establishes the employee’s baseline hearing levels. Subsequent testing is then performed to see if there has been a standard threshold shift.It is required by OSHA that employers must maintain an audiometric testing program to all employees exposed to loud noises over time (above the action level of 85 dBA-TWA). At Access Health Systems we provide high quality Audiometric Hearing Conservation Programs, with equipment that are tested and calibrated every morning to guarantee the best service. Make an appointment online now or call us today at 518-782-2200.
For more information on audiometric testing program please access the Appendix IV: A. Audiometric Testing Program at OSHA’s website.