Industrial Hearing Testing & Hearing Conservation
Hearing Care Professionals meets OSHA guidelines in providing industrial hearing testing and hearing conservation programs. For larger companies, on-the-job-site testing is conducted with mobile booth, equipment and staff. For smaller companies, hearing testing is provided in our main office and outreach clinics.
Contact Hearing Care Professionals at (605) 229.3688 for more information.
Industrial Hearing Conservation Programs
Hearing Care Professionals assists industries meet OSHA requirements for hearing conservation by:
- Conducting hearing testing (on and off-site)
- Providing hearing results and records for each employee tested
- Measuring and reading on-site noise levels
- Guiding companies in meeting all safety standards and goals.
Failure to test and/or report noise exposure levels and the impact on employees can cost companies thousands in legal fees and federal fines.
Industrial Hearing Test Requirements
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted requirements and procedures for hearing conservation in an effort to standardize hearing safety practices and reduce the incidence of preventable hearing damage. Some states also have their own guidelines, as well as the Department of Defense. In most cases, OSHA requires that employees who are exposed to a time weighted average (TWA) of 85 dB be part of a hearing conservation program which includes hearing testing and employee training. Industrial manufacturers are also required to report evaluation results. Official hearing conservation standards are listed in OSHA CFR 29 1910.95 & MSHA Part 62.
Industrial Hearing Education
Hearing damage is a real and unfortunate effect of long-term exposure to loud noise. Noise is a hazard of industrial workers and workers of any occupation who are repeatedly exposed to loud noise.
Hearing damage from noise is fully preventable when the correct precautions are taken from the onset. Regular hearing tests to evaluate any early signs of hearing loss, as well as everyday preventative measures such as the use of ear plugs go a long way toward prevention of permanent hearing loss.
Contact Hearing Care Professionals for more information regarding Hearing Conservation Programming.