The regulations require that appropriate hearing surveillance is made available to those employees for whom a risk assessment reveals a risk to hearing.
Where daily exposure exceeds LEX,8h = 85 dB(A) and Ppeak = 137dB(C) in relation to 20 µPa. Carry out mandatory hearing Checks.
Purpose of Hearing Checks
The purpose of hearing checks carried out as part of hearing surveillance is to provide early diagnosis of any hearing loss due to noise and to assist in the preservation of hearing of employees.
The “hearing check” requires:
(a) Taking of a medical history of the worker, with particular reference to hearing difficulties and use of hearing protection equipment (HPE)
(b) Examination of the external auditory canal and the tympanic membrane.
(c) The pure-tone audiometric screening test.
MedWise Mobile Medicals will carry out Hearing Checks following the H.S.A. Guidelines on Hearing Checks and Audiometry under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Control of Noise at Work
MedWise Mobile Medicals hearing checks are carried out under the supervision of a Specialist Occupational Health Physician, who will review abnormal test results to determine likely causation of hearing loss and can carry out follow up assessments, if required.