HealthFirst works with employers and employees through educational programs and various health screenings to promote a healthier, safer workplace. Our services assist companies in creating a work environment that will minimize the probability of injury or accidents.
Audiometric Hearing Tests
The purpose of an audiometry exam is to test your ability to hear sounds at different frequencies and determine whether you have experienced hearing loss.
Based on your work environment, it’s possible the sounds you’ve encountered have impacted the functionality of your outer, middle, or inner ear. For example, some professions, like construction work, can experience great noise exposure increasing the chances of impaired hearing. Because of this, employers are required to provide a hearing conservation program when employee noise exposures are equal to or exceed 85 decibels (dB) averaged over eight working hours, or an eight-hour time-weighted average (TWA). These hearing tests should happen at the time of pre-employment for baseline testing, annually, and when you leave the job. This phased approach of testing gives you and your employer the ability to monitor and manage the impact a job has had, if any, on your hearing capabilities.