Audiometry

Long-term exposure to excessive noise in the workplace will cause permanent damage and noise induced hearing loss remains the most compensated work related disability in Australia.  CHG has expert audiologists available to work with employers to offer a full suite of testing, monitoring and hearing conservation programs to reduce these risks.

Services

Pre-Employment Audiometry Assessment – These assessments can form part of the standard Pre-Employment Medical performed at any of the CHG Clinics. If a loss is indicated, further testing will be performed and a percentage hearing loss calculated. Establishing a baseline level of hearing is an important step in limiting liability for possible future hearing loss claims.

Screening Audiometry Assessment - This is a basic hearing assessment used to give an overall indication of a person's hearing status and is available at any of the CHG clinics. Where a loss is indicated, our trained staff can do further testing to accurately assess the loss of function.

Noise surveys – Noise surveys form an integral part of any occupational hearing conservation program, and it is mandatory to review noise levels at or above 90 decibels and recommended when levels exceed 85 decibels. Using the highest standard of equipment the CHG team of qualified audiologists will visit the worksite and perform noise level assessments on site.  Noise surveys will identify noise hazards, determine the risks to hearing and recommend solutions and management action.

Hearing Conservation Programs – A hearing conservation program will ordinarily commence with a noise survey, but may also be performed independently.  This on-site service can comprise:

  • baseline hearing tests
  • full hearing tests if indicated by the baseline test results
  • annual monitoring tests and;
  • educational sessions incorporating hearing protection advice.

Noise trauma counselling – this expert audiology service is provided by CHG at the Mile End Clinic. Noise trauma counselling is an emergency service used to assess any damage to ears or hearing as a result of sudden noise exposure or acoustic trauma. 

Tympanometry – This procedure helps better identify a person’s specific pattern of hearing loss and is undertaken when requested or when indicated during our normal hearing evaluations.

Hearing Compensation Assessments – Compensation assessments for noise induced hearing loss are performed at the Mile End Clinic. This assessment service includes:

  • a comprehensive history
  • a detailed hearing test
  • tympanometry
  • basic Speech Discrimination Assessment
  • full examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist
  • written reports including the final assessment of hearing loss.

To find out more, contact the Mile End Clinic on (08) 8354 9200 or email us.

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