Hearing Conservation

Noise, or unwanted sound, is a pervasive occupational health problem. Exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss. The extent of damage depends primarily on the intensity of the noise and the duration of the exposure.

Noise-induced hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. Temporary hearing loss results from short-term exposure to noise, with normal hearing returning after period of rest. Generally, prolonged exposure to high noise levels over a period of time can gradually cause permanent damage.

Our hearing conservation program is designed to protect workers with significant occupational noise exposures from hearing impairment even if they are subject to such noise exposures over their entire working lifetimes.

Our center provides DOT employees with the following:

• Hearing evaluations for DOT physicals
• Employee baseline testing
• Annual hearing evaluations
• Monitoring of threshold shifts in accordance with OSHA regulations

 

 

Please contact us for additional information if you’re interested in providing your employees with hearing conservation services.