Audiometric Screening

IOH can provide Audiometric "Hearing" Tests in a clinic or on-site.

Please contact your local IOH branch to discuss.

The hearing of workers exposed to noise can be monitored through regular audiometric examinations using pure tone audiometry. Testing is an important part of a hearing conservation program to manage risks from noise exposure in a workplace and is a requirement under NSW WHS Legislation.

Chapter 4 Part 4.1 Clause 58 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 relates to Audiometric Testing. It states:

Hearing Screen
  1. This clause applies in relation to a worker who is frequently required by the person conducting the business or undertaking to use personal protective equipment to protect the worker from the risk of hearing. Next Hit loss associated with noise that exceeds the exposure standard for noise.
  2. The person conducting the business or undertaking who provides the personal protective equipment as a control measure must provide audiometric testing for the worker:
    1. within 3 months of the worker commencing the work, and
    2. in any event, at least every 2 years.

Any changes in a person's hearing levels revealed by audiometric testing should be investigated as to their cause(s) and the need for corrective action.

Testing alone is not a preventive mechanism but it is an important part of managing risks from noise exposure in a workplace

IOH can also provide Noise Testing by experienced consultants, or assist you in developing a complete Noise Management Program. 

Code of Practice for Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work