Many people will have experienced audiometric screening (also known as audiometric testing) or hearing tests during their school life, the basic principles of audiometric screening in the workplace are the same.
Occupational audiometric screening is a screening technique used to detect early damage to hearing resulting from exposure to noise. Identifying any damage as early as possible allows appropriate follow-up remedial action in the workplace and any necessary medical referral of the employee.
How can we help?
Agility offers a high quality workplace hearing tests to help employers achieve compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, which states employers must provide regular hearing checks for all employees who are likely to be frequently exposed to noise levels of 85dB or higher, or for any employee who already suffers from hearing loss or are particularly sensitive to noise damage.
What does it involve?
The occupational audiometric screening process requires attendees to wear a set of headphones through which a series of sounds at differing pitches and volumes are played. They indicate whether they can hear the sound or not, allowing the technician conducting the test to identify any loss in hearing. Agility will undertake this for you, providing a practical, detailed employer’s report.
Each workplace hearing test takes approximately 15 minutes and is completed in either a noise-reducing audiometry booth or in a quiet room on your site. Agility uses the latest audiometers and noise-reducing headphones to give the maximum sound reduction.
We can complete up to 30 hearing assessments per session, each session lasts eight hours, so whether you have shift patterns, work evenings or weekends, we have the flexibility to accommodate your needs.
Agility supplies complete and detailed screening audiometry reports with every job, giving the client everything they need to manage the issue and comply with the noise regulations.
We recommend annual screening for all employees as testing will capture any new employees and any employees who show reason for concern, and supplies you with a detailed audiology report for each employee year on year.
Prices/How to book
Our expert Audiologists can visit your site (if you have a quiet room), or via our Mobile Testing Unit. Alternatively you can visit our West Midlands facility.
Prices start from £16 +VAT per person (based on an 8 hour session covering 30 people). Enquire now for a custom quote.
You can also hire our Screening Unit, just give us a call today to discuss your options.
To enquire/book, complete the Form on the right hand side of this page, ticking ‘Health & Safety Solutions’ or call 01527 571611.