Hearing loss is referred to as a silent epidemic that affects millions of people globally. In the workplace, employees are often exposed to high levels of noise that can lead to hearing damage and other health issues. In this blog article, we will discuss how hearX® tech can help your workplace implement effective occupational hearing health policies and processes and help solve some of your existing hearing testing challenges.
Identify at-risk employees
The first step in implementing good hearing conservation policies is to identify employees who are at risk of hearing damage. This can be done through a baseline and annual hearing test, which can be conducted using hearX’s HSE & OSHA compliant hearTest Occ Health digital audiometer. This tablet-based solution allows for boothless hearing tests conducted by in-house employees, making it convenient, easy-to-use and affordable.
Measure noise levels in the workplace
To protect your employees’ hearing, it is essential to measure noise levels in the workplace regularly. This can be done in real-time using the noise level metre built into the hearTest Occ Health technology.
Provide hearing protection devices
Hearing protection devices, such as earplugs and earmuffs, can help reduce the risk of hearing damage.
Train employees on hearing conservation
It is crucial to educate employees on the importance of hearing conservation and how to protect their hearing. hearX’s blog and free resources pages provide informative articles and posters on the harmful effects of noise exposure, how to use hearing protection devices, and how to identify signs of hearing damage.
Monitor and evaluate your hearing conservation program
Finally, it is essential to monitor and evaluate your hearing conservation program regularly. hearX®’s mHealth Studio patient data management tool, allows for online data management, surveillance, referrals and report generation, safe and reliable storage of clinical data and a graphical comparison of baseline and screening tests. This data can be used to identify areas where improvements are needed and make adjustments to your hearing conservation program.
Implementing good hearing conservation policies and processes is essential for protecting your employees’ hearing and preventing hearing loss. With automated audiogram threshold tracking and assessments at the click of a button, hearTest Occ Health allows you to stay OSHA compliant and create a safe and healthy workplace for your employees.