Posts Tagged ‘Hearing Exam’

What are annual audiograms?

Employers must provide annual audiograms within 1 year of the baseline. It is important to test workers’ hearing annually to identify deterioration in their hearing ability as early as possible. This enables employers to initiate protective follow-up measures before hearing loss progresses. Employers must compare annual audiograms to baseline audiograms to determine whether the audiogram…

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Who is CAOHC, and why this agency matters to you?

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation’s (CAOHC) main objective is to provide education, information and guidance to industry and those serving industry regarding the successful implementation of an occupational hearing conservation program. It seeks to prevent occupational hearing loss. What monitoring is required? The hearing conservation program requires employers to monitor noise exposure…

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Audiometric Testing

What is audiometric testing? Audiometric testing monitors an employee’s hearing over time. It also provides an opportunity for employers to educate employees about their hearing and the need to protect it. What is a baseline audiogram? The baseline audiogram is the reference audiogram against which future audiograms are compared. Employers must provide baseline audiograms within…

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