Over 1 million employees in the UK are exposed to excessive levels of noise at work that puts their hearing at risk.
Loss or part loss of hearing caused by excessive noise at work is preventable.
MKOH is compliant with the statutory Health Screening requirements as laid determined by the HSE and since 2006, the Noise at Work Regulations (2005)
The objective of the Noise Regulations is to ensure that employee’s/workers' hearing is protected from excessive noise at their workplace, which in turn could result in them to losing their hearing and/or suffering from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).
A hearing test will give an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person's hearing. MKOH can provide audiometry tests using the controlled setting of our audiometric booths, to accurately test a patient's hearing. An Audiometric booth is the most accurate way of testing a person’s hearing due to its sound proof qualities, thus eliminating any background noise.
A typical Audiometry test takes approximately 15-20 minutes per person and is inclusive of an ear examination. This is followed by a review of a specifically tailored questionnaire that has to be completed by the individual. The test will be performed by one of our OH specialists and the company will be provided with full reports on completion.
For many of our customers MKOH offers a convenient, nationwide on-site audiometry service.
MKOH have fully portable audiometry equipment that can be used onsite at your company to test your staff’s hearing. This offers minimal disruption to the workforce and does not require any of your staff to leave the premises.
Many of our customer utilise us to deliver statutory Audiometry tests on an annual basis. We can then provide them with a site and business report analysing the results with the business and identifying trends and areas of improvement required.