A:An audiogram is a graph or table which records an individual’s hearing threshold levels across various test frequencies. Hearing thresholds are measured in decibels (dB) and test frequencies in hertz (Hz). The electronic device used to test hearing is called an audiometer.
A:OSHA requires that audiometric tests be pure-tone, air-conduction hearing threshold examinations with test frequencies of, as a minimum, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, and 6000 Hz. Tests at each frequency are taken separately for each ear.
A:Annual hearing testing must be made available to employees whose exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour, time-weighted average (TWA) of 85 dBA.
A:Annual hearing conservation training must be administered to employees whose exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour TWA of 85 dBA. Training is to include the effects of noise on hearing, the use and fit of hearing protection devices, and the purpose and procedures of hearing testing.
A:Audiometric Associates does not require a minimum number of employees to be tested, although a nominal charge for small numbers may apply. By contrast, the cost associated with sending employees to a local clinic can be substantial. Such costs may include lost production time, employee travel time, and questionable availability of the facility to offer OSHA/MSHA required services such as employee hearing conservation training, proper documentation, and appropriate analysis and comparison of test results.
A:Audiometrics’ OHCs are able to interview, test, train, and counsel employees in fluent English and Spanish. In addition, test instructions and history forms are available in both languages.
A:Depending on the delivery option selected, an electronic copy is ordinarily emailed within 2-4 business days, or a paper copy is mailed within 5-7 business days. Upon request, management reports can be provided within 24 hours.
A: Old data is easily transferable electronically to Audiometric Associates.
We deliver mobile services right to your doorstep with our fleet of state-of-the-art mobile units. These clean, comfortable units are staffed with certified and bilingual occupational hearing conservationists (OHC).
No matter what your company’s size or location, Audiometric Associates provides mobile hearing testing services 24/7.
Audiometric Associates provides mobile audiometry to over 1,100 companies. Our professional audiologists and occupational hearing conservationists have tested, counseled, and trained over 1,000,000 noise-exposed employees.