Hearing tests are carried out when employees are exposed to harmful levels of noise.
Testing may also be indicated if there is a concern for a person’s hearing related to safety at work
Frequency of testing: hearing tests should be carried out annually if working in and around harmful noise levels, regardless of whether the employee is wearing hearing protection.
Audiometric testing as required under the Code of Practice on Noise.
What is involved?
The hearing test consists of:
Ear examination – looks at the outer ear and eardrum.
History of exposure to noise to determine if any hearing loss is related to current or past noise exposure, and whether from work or non-work noise exposure.
Family history of hearing loss or ear disease.
Tests take 10 mins/person.
All equipment is provided and the testing is done on site. All that is required is a quiet area for hearing tests.