Occupational hearing loss is a widespread problem. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise each year. Additionally, over 30 million workers in the U.S. work with or near ototoxic chemicals that can damage hearing. Here are some additional statistics on occupational hearing loss and its repercussions.
An occupational hearing screening is highly important. Not only can it determine whether an employee is hearing well enough to perform their job duties, it can also help deduce if noise hazards in the workplace are causing a person hearing damage. A occupational hearing healthcare practitioner’s duty is to ensure nothing is missed during this examination. Here are 5 questions that should be asked during an occupational health hearing screening.
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Videonystamography (VNG) is a test that measures a type of involuntary eye movement called nystagmus. Depending on whether these eye movements are fast, steady, or erratic, a practitioner can gain a better understanding on whether the patient has a disorder of the vestibular system. VNG testing can be very instrumental in uncovering what could be causing a patient’s dizziness and vertigo.
A good audiometer is the foundation of a successful occupational hearing conservation program. That’s why you need to ensure the instrument you purchase has everything you need to ensure maximum efficiency, accuracy, and success. Here are the most essential features needed in an occupational health audiometer.
Differences Between Subjective & Objective Audiometer Calibration
An audiometer may be the single most important piece of equipment in your practice. To keep it in working order, highly trained and qualified professionals must calibrate this equipment annually. However, the specific method depends on the type of calibration that needs to be conducted.
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