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Employee Hearing tests (Audiometry)

Do you need workplace hearing tests?

As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to provide health surveillance in the form of hearing tests if:

  • The noise level in your workplace exceeds the upper exposure value of 85dB(A)
  • An employee has a predisposed risk to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)

Workplace hearing tests help you to fulfil your legal requirements by:

  • Identifying employees that show early signs of hearing damage
  • Providing an opportunity to prevent hearing damage from getting worse
  • Checking the effectiveness of existing control measures

Pre-employment audiometry testing should take place to establish a baseline of hearing, followed by annual testing for the first two years of employment. Audiometry may then be carried out over three yearly intervals. Where a hearing abnormality is identified or the risk of hearing damage is high audiometry may be carried out more frequently.

How can Staywell Occupational health help you?

We provide a personal service with one contact and one face for the duration of the project. We have experience across a wide range of industries and our clients range from multinationals to SME’s of less than 10 employees.

Our convenient onsite service is designed to be compliant with the statutory health screening requirements as laid down by the Noise at Work Regulations (2005). Each hearing test takes approximately 20 minute and our service includes:

  • A confidential questionnaire
  • Otoscopic examination (visual inspection of the outer ear)
  • Advise and referrals for employees whose hearing is found to be affected
  • Hearing protection advise based on results
  • Prompt, clear reports

We conduct audiometry testing across the UK and work around your employees shift patterns. All we need is a quiet, convenient room in your workplace and we will design an appointment schedule to minimise any disruption to your business. We retain all hearing results confidentially and use initial test results as a baseline for future testing.

In many cases we can combine hearing tests with Hand Arm Vibration testing, lung function testing and skin surveillance.

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