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Occupational Audiometry Assessment

The Occupational Audiometry assessment is performed in the Audiometric Micro Booth located at our Cannon Hill rooms.

The booth has been assessed by CSIRO according to the requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 1269.4

Tests are carried out by certified testers meeting the Australian Standards and Queensland Code of Practice in Audiometric testing.

The Listening check & subjective calibration register will be completed daily.

If the candidate wears hearing aids they will have their hearing tested without hearing aids.

The candidate will be asked the following questions prior to the test.

  • What is your job title and what area do you work in?
  • Have you been exposed to loud noise or music? (16 hours of quiet, less than 80db)
  • Have you flown? (16hours of quiet)
  • How did you travel to the test today?
  • Do you have any problems with your ears or hearing?
  • Do you have any ringing or other sounds in your ears or head that last for more than 1 minute?
  • Do you hear better in one ear than the other?
  • Do you have a cold or any other condition at the moment that may be affecting your hearing?

The candidate’s ears will be checked to ensure the hearing test can proceed. If there is a medical condition ie discharge from the ear the test will need to be rescheduled

There are 2 different types of test

  1. Reference test – The hearing test results will be used to record a base line for the candidate/employer
  2. Monitoring test – The hearing test is usually done every 12mths – 2 years depending on the work place. This test is to monitor possible hearing loss in the work place.

The person whose hearing is being tested listens to sounds transmitted by the certified tester and presses a button to signal when they have heard something. During a hearing test, the certified tester will play different frequencies of sound at very low intensities. Then, they will gradually increase these levels until the sound is audible. At this point, they will note the loudness at which the sound is audible and then test another frequency of sound.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made Monday to Friday from 8am by calling 07 33489611.  SMS reminders sent to the candidate no later than the day prior to their appointment.

The candidate will be emailed information prior to their appointment that includes frequently asked questions and what to bring to their appointment.

What happens with the results?

The candidate will receive a copy of the result and the original will be kept in the candidate’s records at our rooms.

The Hearing Test Results form will be given to the Occupational Physician to be used as part of the candidate’s overall medical assessment.

The Occupational Physician may write a referral letter to the candidates GP/Specialist, which will be given to them before they leave these premises.

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