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Audiometric Tests: What they are good for

The audiometric test is a test of a person’s ability to hear. The biggest reason for the performance of an audiometric test is the fact that the environment in which we live and work is getting more and noisier. Even though there are rules and regulations which apply to these situations and that there are official regulations in […]

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Hearing protection Essentials: Protectors 101

Ensuring the protection of each employee?s own hearing capability and sustainability to hearing quality, employer?s need to understand if the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) being provided is able to do so.? Even though employers are required to? provide hearing testing on a periodic basis for employees who are exposed above acceptable occupational noise thresholds, it the responsibility […]

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The Hearing Test

Did you hear the laughter of your grandchild playing in the backyard?? Were you able to hear your spouse ask if you wanted to play a board game?? Have you heard the latest hip hop song on the radio?? If you suffer from any sort of hearing loss, the answer to these questions are either no or somewhat. […]

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Hierarchy of Controls for Managing Noise Hazards

Effectively managing occupational noise hazard is a daily activity that involves everyone on the worksite.? Regardless if your work environment is in the general industry or construction industry, the principles of managing noise hazards are the same.? Sometimes easy to accomplish, sometimes not so easy. Prevention of noise as an occupational hazard can be managed in three ways […]

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Controlling Noise Hazards Through Engineering Methods

Controlling noise hazards in the workplace can be a time consuming and expensive endeavor.? However, for the sake of worker safety to prevent hearing loss; temporary or permanent, this endeavor is worthwhile and meaningful.? Think of it this way, would you want your son or daughter, spouse or grandchildren exposed to noise hazards without any engineering means to […]

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Combat Noise Hazards In Workplace

Everywhere you are in the workplace, there is noise.? Exposure to workplace noise hazards can cause permanent hearing loss that can?t be corrected with surgery or even a hearing aid device.? Hearing loss from noise exposure is usually not noticed because it is gradual.? Generally a person loses the ability to hear higher pitches first. Other hazards that […]

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An Introduction to Noise As An Occupational Hazard

Everywhere you are in the workplace, there is noise. Approximately 30 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise while on the job. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common occupational hazard for workers. The good news is this occupational hazards is 100% pre-ventable. Prevention of noise as an occupational hazard can be managed in three ways: 1) Engineer […]

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