Approved providers of Air Conduction tests for WorkSafe WA workers’ compensation purposes.
Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common workplace injuries in Australia, especially for employees in the mining, manufacturing and construction industries.
While the acceptable noise exposure standard in the workplace is 85 dB (averaged over an eight hour period), long periods of repeated exposure to workplace noise levels of around 85 to 90dB present a great risk of developing a hearing disability.
Australian Professional Health Services are an approved provider of Air Conduction tests for WorkSafe WA workers’ compensation purposes. I have the necessary skills and to submit air conduction hearing test results with WorkCover WA.
For air conduction hearing tests it is recommended to employ a professional consultant who is experienced in audiometry. My on-site workplace hearing tests save the time of your employees leaving the workplace, and my on-site audiometric tests are quick and easy, taking around 15 minutes to test each employee.
When we hear sounds, the sound is received in our ears through vibrations in the air. The sound waves go down the ear canal and are turned into a mechanical vibration in the inner ear, in a part called the cochlea. This way of hearing sound is called ‘air conduction’. An Air Conduction test is a useful hearing test for determining if hearing loss or hearing damage has occurred.
A noise hazard is an unwanted sound that may damage a person's hearing. As a guide, if it is necessary to raise your voice to have a conversation with someone face-to-face, you probably have a noise problem in your workplace.
Repeated exposure to excessive noise levels results in noise-induced hearing loss. Temporary hearing loss may also be accompanied by Tinnitus, which is a ringing sensation inside the ear.
The hair cells of the cochlea that generate nerve impulses will be damaged or destroyed when their supporting structures are overworked. Only a few hair cells may be lost at a time, but with repeated exposure over days, months and years, the cumulative effect can be substantial.
I conduct air conduction hearing tests based in South Australia.