Audiometric testing at work

Like kindly ear obsessives troubling the good folks working up and down the length of the country, The Noise Chap's mobile audiometric testing services help companies comply with the hearing test requirements of the Noise Regs. We take all the hassle out of audiometric testing, from arranging the appointments through to a detailed report on what needs to be done, and ongoing reminders of future due dates.

Our audiometric testing service

We provide screening hearing tests at work, done on your site in a mobile audiometric testing unit, for compliance with L108 Controlling Noise at Work and the British Standard for Pure Tone Audiometry.

✔︎ Provide a schedule of appointment times

✔︎ Measure noise levels in the testing booth

✔︎ Daily verification check of audiometer

✔︎ Pre-test health questionnaire

✔︎ Visual examination of ears with otoscope

✔︎ Full audiometric test including extra frequencies

✔︎ Retest frequencies if not happy with result

✔︎ Compare against older audiometric test results

✔︎ Categorise result according to HSE’s L108

✔︎ Attendee given a copy and result explained to them

The audiometric test report - what you get

We are very proud of the level of report we offer all clients. The audiometric test report, supplied electronically, includes:

  1. A statistical analysis of that batch of audiometric test results. This is completely anonymous so may be extracted from the report and circulated within the company as needed.

  2. A list of every attendee in that session, listed by category of result.

  3. A further paragraph of information relating to any attendee found to have a hearing health issue, including stating clearly whether it is relevant to their work, what the employer needs to do, if anything, to follow up on it, and stating their fitness for work.

  4. We use ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ referrals so employers only have to focus on any cases which may potentially have an impact at work, while still also ensuring individuals seek treatment if needed.

  5. This is then followed by a copy of all results for all attendees.

  6. It is accompanied by a second document listing all attendees and their future retest dates. As the testing progresses this is invaluable for managing the future programme, saving the client a lot of work.

Example audiometric testing result - an audiogram with left and right results

For an audiometric testing quote, just email or call 0330 133 1417

Optional variations or additions

The client can choose variations as they wish:

  1. Can choose to have the questionnaires returned to the client rather than the standard route of giving it back to the employee. (For the curious this page includes detail on why we do it this way).

  2. We can set up the audiometric testing equipment in a quiet room rather than using an external unit if the client prefers, for example where there is very limited external space or where it is easier to keep employees inside the building, (eg, food hygiene sites).

  3. We can also add spirometry (lung tests) and skin assessments.

Other included elements in our service

There are some other elements which we offer as standard:

Chivying along
The Technician on the day will help manage the process and will give their on-site contact a shout if people are not turning up.

Re-test notifications
We will let you know when future tests are coming due so you can ensure the programme stays current.

100% standards compliant testing
Click here for a full list of what is needed for compliant testing

British Standard for Pure Tone Audiometry

Our audiometric testing includes all these as standard:

Appointments schedule done for you ● purpose-built mobile clinic ● measure noise levels in the testing booth ● daily recorded equipment test and check ● pre-test health questionnaire (English, Polish and Welsh available) ● otoscopic examination of ears ● audiometric test including two additional bracketing frequencies ● HSE categorisation of results ● attendee given a copy and it explained to them ● poor results filtered between ones the employer should follow-up on and ones which the employer need not worry about ● employer summary report ● employer receives all results ● ongoing reminders of future audiometric tests coming due ● can include spirometry and skin assessments

Our on-site audiometric testing covers the whole UK - contact us for a quote.