Impact of Ototoxicants in Hearing Conservation Program

The Impact of Ototoxicants in Hearing Conservation Programs

Corporate Wellness, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Health, Ototoxicity Monitoring, SHOEBOX News

Millions of workers are exposed to potentially damaging levels of noise on a daily basis and, when uncontrolled, this noise can cause life-altering hearing damage. The same can be said about the chemical agents found in many workplaces. Significant research has been devoted to understanding the negative impact that ototoxic chemicals (known as ototoxicants) can have on one’s hearing and balance. As with unsafe noise levels, a well-designed hearing conservation program will protect workers against hearing health issues resulting from exposure to ototoxicants.

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SHOEBOX tablet audiometry

Our Vision for the Future of Occupational Hearing Testing

Hearing Conservation

Occupational hearing testing practices are in desperate need of innovation and modernization. Audiometers designed in the 1980s, printed records, old trucks with uncomfortable sound booths in back – these are all relics of the past and need to move aside for modern approaches that will bring improved efficiency, cost reduction, and better experiences for employees. In this article, we will describe the attributes of a modern hearing testing program and paint a vision for the future.

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Audiology at the Bedside

Audiology at the Bedside: Improving Patient Care & Hospital Efficiency

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - an organization that publishes longitudinal hospital care data in the US -  hospital inpatient care accounts for more than one-third of the total cost of healthcare in the United States. This makes it a significant driver in the rising cost of managing disease. Although hospital inpatient stays are on the decline for many population groups, there is relentless pressure to increase the value and efficiency of a patient’s time spent in a hospital. Efficiency initiatives are evident in every area of a hospital. The audiology department is no exception.

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