A hearing conservation program will ordinarily commence with a noise survey, but may also be performed independently.
Noise surveys form an integral part of any occupational hearing conservation program. It is a mandatory requirement to review noise levels at or above 90 decibels and recommended when levels exceed 85 decibels. Using the highest standard of equipment – the Bruel and Kjaer Type I Sound Level Meter – the CHG team of qualified audiologists will visit the worksite and perform noise level assessments on site. Noise surveys will identify noise hazards, determine the risks to hearing and recommend solutions and management action.
The results and analysis of the noise survey are reported back to the employer with recommendations for management action and risk mitigation measures.
Hearing conservation program - a hearing conservation program will ordinarily commence with a noise survey, but may also be performed independently. This on site service can comprise:
- baseline hearing test at all frequencies
- repeat full hearing test if indicated by the results of the baseline hearing test
- annual monitoring tests
- educational sessions incorporating hearing protection advice.
Noise trauma counselling – this expert audiology service is provided by CHG at the Mile End Clinic. Noise trauma counselling is an emergency service used to assess any damage to ears or hearing as a result of sudden noise exposure or acoustic trauma. Specialist intervention may be required as part of the counselling process and CHG has an established network of providers including ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists and surgeons that can assist through the restorative process.
Tympanometry – This procedure helps better identify a person’s specific pattern of hearing loss and is undertaken when requested or when indicated during our normal hearing evaluations.
Hearing compensation assessments – compensation assessments for noise induced hearing loss are performed at the Mile End Clinic. This assessment service includes:
- recording a comprehensive history
- a detailed hearing test
- basic Speech Discrimination Assessment
- full examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist
- written reports including the final assessment of hearing loss provided to employers
To find out more contact the Mile End Clinic on (08) 8354 9200 or email us.