Audiometric Testing

Audiometric hearing tests are designed to verify if work-place noise is affecting an employee’s ability to hear and helps ensure that an employee’s hearing is being properly conserved.

 

 

Audiometric Hearing Tests
 

The purpose of an audiometry exam is to test a person’s ability to hear sounds at different frequencies and intensities and to identify if hearing loss has occurred.

 

Depending on your work environment, it’s possible that sudden or prolonged exposure to loud noise has impacted the functionality of the outer, middle, or inner ear. For example, some workplaces expose workers to very loud noise increasing the chance of hearing loss. Because of the increased risk, employers are required to participate in a hearing conservation program for their workers who are routinely exposed to noise equal to, or greater than 85 decibels. These hearing tests are required as part of a pre-employment evaluation, annually, and when employment with the company ends. Akeso providers review the hearing tests and if a change from baseline occurs, referral to an audiologist is required.

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We work closely with your employer to make sure your pre-employment clearance is quick so you can start work as soon as possible.

Our drug Screening Program is an excellent resource in helping you decrease substance abuse in the workplace and pre-employment screening.

In the event of an employee injury, Akeso provides immediate and professional medical care to diagnose, treat and ultimately heal the injury.

Our therapists provide the highest quality service and dependability to our patients by providing a whole-body approach to meet the needs of each patient.

Testing for employees who handle hazardous substances that determine whether applicants or employees are physically able to perform in their work.

Audiometric testing monitors an employee's hearing over time. It allows employers to educate employees about their hearing and the need to protect it.

We measure how much air the lungs can hold and how well the respiratory system is able to move air into and out of the lungs.

Return-to-work physical examinations measure when it’s safe for employees to go back to work after an injury and help prevent further complications and claims. 

Our DOT certified providers are authorized to provide the examinations required by Federal law to issue certain job related clearances such as a CDL medical card.

Our light/modified duty programs are designed to minimize the length and costs of temporary disabilities related to a work injury.

Our board certified Occupational Medicine providers offer medical services in the comfort and safety of an employees home during these challenging times.