WHAT DO WE DO?
We conduct pure tone audiometric testing to determine the softest sounds you can detect. Results are then transposed into an audiogram which helps compare a baseline test to a periodic test. Clients results are explained and categorized for WorkSafe, and each person is counseled on proper use of appropriate hearing protection. Each individual tested is given a laminated card with their results on it, with all noise exposed workers results forwarded digitally into WorkSafe.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Thanks to our digital audiogram record keeping system, all of our longterm clients are able to go back 15 years in an instant to see how hearing has changed compared to previous tests. NO OTHER MOBILE HEARING TESTERS DO THIS! All our competitors still use paper charts, and cannot easily do accurate comparisons from year to year. Through this technology, we are able to spot problems and and trends to better track a clients hearing over their career.
WHERE DO WE DO IT?
All testing is performed inside our mobile trucks using only the latest in hearing testing equipment. Each truck is contains two isolation hearing booths for a quiet test. Most testing will take 15 minutes each which translates to about 8 clients an hour per truck. We travel all over the Lower Mainland, from Whistler, as far east as Chilliwack.
WHEN DO WE DO IT?
Hearing Tests are conducted once a year according to Worksafe regulations. Each test will be compared to the previous years test results whenever possible. All data and results are categorized and graded on an annual basis.
WHO NEEDS TESTING?
Hearing tests are required in B.C. for workers exposed to noise greater than 85 dBA Lex for eight hours. How loud is that? At Accurate Audio we can measure the noise to see exactly how loud an area is, but as a general rule; if you have to raise your voice to be heard … you are probably noise exposed and should be wearing some type of hearing protection. We often test people who are in the “grey” area in regard to loud noise. These are often managers, quality control & shipping employees who are passing through noisy areas for short durations.
WHY DO I NEED TO BE TESTED?
One of the most frequently asked question asked is “Why do I have to get my hearing tested?”. There are three answers to this question:
- To chart where an individuals hearing is currently, we need to have a baseline. This way we can track what changes occur from year to year. Hearing loss generally occurs very slowly over a number of years, but most don’t notice the subtle losses until it has become very obvious.
- A noise induced hearing loss is permanent.
- The number one claim that Worksafe receive is a hearing related claim.