A Fancy Name For A Hearing Test
What Is Audiogram Testing?
Noise is one of the most pervasive of all workplace hazards. Hearing loss is not as visible as drugs or physical accidents, but it is a hazard that needs attention. A consequence that is part of jobs in noisy environments – is damage to hearing. Audiogram tests are the solution to hearing safety.
Butterfield Testing Solutions is certified by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). We are certified to conduct audiograms to help your company stay compliant with OSHA laws. We can help protect employees by assisting you with your hearing conservation program.
Our certified technicians conduct audiogram testing onsite and in our clinic. They help track any hearing loss that may occur to your employees.
Pre-Employment hearing tests are highly encouraged for any company that is providing hearing protection to its employees. Conducting yearly hearing tests help you know if your hearing conservation program is working effectively. This enables you to track any potential concerns.
We use Shoebox, a modern system, to conduct audiogram tests. We use noise-canceling headphones that are essential to yield the most accurate result. A graph is printed out at the end of the test and explained to the subject by the audiologist.
A professional audiologist reviews audiogram results that show a shift in hearing ability. The audiologist will answer questions and help the subjects understand their results.
Keep Record and Track Change
We help you use the information you learn from an audiogram to turn it into actionable information.
Audiogram testing is important to conduct but it is just as important to keep records and make plans. The first set of results of an audiogram are a baseline. The baseline is compared with the audiogram test results of an individual the following year to determine any changes that occur. We make all audiogram testing results are easily accessible.
A hearing conservation plan is made to help identify problems, establish hearing safety protocols, and keep a record of all audiograms. Don’t have a hearing conservation plan in place? Butterfield Testing Solutions creates programs and helps you implement them. We offer completely tailored programs that will meet the needs for a strong and enforceable hearing conservation plan.
Contact us today for more information on audiogram tests, creating a hearing conservation plan, or to schedule an onsite test.
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We keep the results from the first hearing test as a baseline to compare future tests. To help the subject have an idea of where their hearing ability is at.
How An Audiogram Test Is Done
The audiogram technician explains instructions and the process to the subject.
Next, the subject completes a questionnaire about their hearing.
Afterward, the subject takes the audiogram test by identifying what side of the headphones they hear a tone in. They do this as different frequency tones are played, some low, some high pitched.
Lastly, the audiologist briefly explains the results of the test with the subject. They explain the subject’s different hearing levels and their degree of hearing loss. They also advise on ways to conserve their hearing.
Things To Know About Audiogram Testing
PPE greatly helps to reduce damage to a person’s hearing. You can find out what kind of hearing PPE you need in a hearing conservation plan.
Examples of sounds that cause harm to your hearing include: the sound of traffic in the city, the sound of a running lawnmower, the sound of a running motorcycle, and the sound of dogs barking. Use earplugs at home or while at work if you are near construction, loud machinery, and other sources of loud noise.*
Have hearing problems at work? Is the sound level uncomfortable or even painful with all the loud noise? Wear soundproof earmuffs. Using earplugs helps as well when they are correctly fitted in the ear canal.
Contact us today for more information on audiogram tests, or to create a hearing conservation plan with Butterfield Testing Solutions. Need other kinds of testing? Take a look at our other onsite testing and collection services.
* Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/what_noises_cause_hearing_loss.html