2020 will be etched in our minds for decades to come. Events related to Covid-19 have made infection control an even more important consideration for your employees, and your Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). There are several advantages to portable, tablet-based testing equipment over conventional approaches. Most notable is the ability to enable hearing testing all while adhering to physical distancing practices.
While hearing testing may seem like a routine activity, for some employees it can be stressful. Those uncomfortable in the close quarters of a refrigerator-sized sound booth may be unwilling to participate in annual testing. This will have an impact on your ability to maintain a compliant program.
The annual scheduling of all participating employees in a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) can present significant challenges for many organizations. Here, Kate provides a vision for adopting a different approach. Kate Mosley is the SHOEBOX Product Manager for Occupational Hearing Testing. Through deep product knowledge and market research, Kate is laying out a vision for occupational hearing testing that offers more flexibility, is easier to conduct, and is cost-effective to perform.
No matter what type of technology you purchase for your organization, very frequently, there’s a milestone on the path to going live that always trips you up. In many cases, it is dealing with data. Often this is the process of gathering corporate data of some type and organizing it into a structured format for the purpose of loading it into your new software tool. Sounds simple and straightforward? It should be, but often is a task that slows down the onboarding process, or worse, causes significant delays.
For those customers who do use SHOEBOX for their occupational hearing testing, all of their audiometric test data is saved and stored digitally. There are several advantages to digital record keeping over paper files.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. Projections show that number growing to 900 million by 2050. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss can have significant effects on someone’s quality of life. Because hearing loss is not visible, people with hearing loss tend to ignore their difficulties, or may not recognize the early stages of hearing loss.