Occupational Hearing Screening

Why do you need Occupational Hearing Screening?

Employers have a duty to provide health surveillance (hearing checks) for all employees who are likely to be regularly exposed to high levels of noise within their job role.

Audiometry testing, measures a person’s hearing ability, identifying at risk employees and detecting damage to hearing from exposure to high levels of noise known as Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Early detection will enable employers to implement robust control measures and fulfil their legal requirements.   

What to expect

At the start of the assessment, the patient will be asked a series of questions about their hearing history, current symptoms and hearing protection usage.

With the use of an audiometer, a test is performed to set a baseline, this will allow our Health Care Professionals to gauge the individuals hearing ability. A comparative test should then be undertaken 12 months later, then 2 yearly thereafter, unless cause for concern or as recommended by an occupational Health provider.

  • Results explained to individuals in-session with any issues discussed or sent onto management.
  • An Audiogram is provided at the end of the test, displaying the individual’s results and HSE Categorisation. If this is a comparative test and a noticeable change has occurred or a category of rapid hearing loss has been highlighted, then our healthcare professional will advise on the next steps to be taken.
  • Examples of follow up letters regarding HSE Categorisation or referrals (if necessary)
  • Summarised management report

Who do we do this for?

  • Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
  • The Tina Turner Musical
  • The institute of Sound, Communications and Visual Engineers annual event 2020
  • ABTT Theatre Show 2019 & 2022

For further information please contact us on 01424 377 200 or email admin@rbhealthandsafety.co.uk

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