Audiological Review as Part of a Hearing Conservation Program

Audiological Review as Part of a Hearing Conservation Program

Audiometry, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Conservation eBook, Hearing Health

Vanessa Gauthier-Davidson, an In-house Audiologist at SHOEBOX Ltd acts as a coordinator of the SHOEBOX Audiology Review Network; an international team of licensed Audiologists available to assist SHOEBOX customers meet their OSHA and MSHA compliance requirements. The Audiology Review Network offers businesses compliant access to regionally-licensed Audiologist(s) for rapid review of their occupational hearing testing results.

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Occupational Hearing Testing Workflows: Steps to Follow When Using SHOEBOX Audiometry

Audiometry, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Conservation eBook, Hearing Health

In an occupational hearing testing program, there are a series of steps to follow as you work through the process of testing. We call these steps a workflow. This includes preparing your audiometer for a day of testing, preparing your employees, administering the testing itself, offering training, administering questionnaires, reviewing results with the employees, retesting as needed, and following through on required follow-up actions. All of these activities feed into the workflow of your program.

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Finding an OSHACompliant Testing Location When Using SHOEBOX

Testing Environments: Finding an OSHA Compliant Testing Location When Using SHOEBOX

Audiometry, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Conservation eBook

One thing that makes SHOEBOX Audiometry unique is that it has been optimized for hearing testing outside of a sound-proof booth. However, that doesn’t mean that any location will be acceptable for testing. OSHA provides detailed guidelines for how to test outside of a booth as long as you stay within the prescribed sound levels, or Maximum Permissible Ambient Noise Levels (MPANLs).

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