Our hearing care programme consists of a complete package of services. The method is unique because new techniques and an improved understanding of noise-induced hearing loss allow hair cell damage to be identified at a much earlier stage, even before it’s indicated on an audiogram.
Furthermore, the HearingCoach exerts a positive influence on employees’ behavior in practice. A good health policy helps a company to attract potential employees in a labor market where well-qualified workers are increasingly difficult to find. Furthermore, lower rates of absenteeism will contribute to higher productivity and profitability.
By using HearingCoach:
- you can keep down your costs;
- you will receive scientifically sound, verifiable and objective results;
- you will encourage your employees to demonstrate preventive behavior;
- you will comply with the statutory guidelines;
- you will demonstrate preventative practices to employees and management
1. Personal Noise Exposure Measurements
Your Hearing Coach will supply individuals that work in high noise areas for prolonged periods with a dose badge to accurately measure their daily exposure levels. In conjunction with the information from a current noise survey, an accurate risk assessment can be made in the form of a risk profile.
2. Personal Risk Profile:
The risk profile is the concluding part of the risk analysis. Based on the level of exposure (Lex, 8hr) and taking into account the employees’ age and sex, the risk of hearing loss during their active working lives is calculated and shown as a percentage. The Risk Profile is also a useful tool for informative purposes because it shows the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. This will motivate employees to use their hearing protectors properly and consistently.
3. Assessment of personal Hearing Protector
In the HearingCoach programme only 'HearingCoach approved' hearing protectors are used. These meet the most stringent quality requirements and have a separate test canal so that the fit and noise reduction level can be verified while the user is wearing them (see MIRE and ACU).
4. Assessment of each individual’s outer hair cell integrity
The OAE-gram is especially suitable for early detection and follow-up of noise-induced hearing loss. The OAE-gram shows the level of outer hair cell damage as a percentage, per frequency (% Hair Cell Integrity) and as an overall weighted average (OHC Damage Index). This is an essential element of a preventive hearing care policy.It is only possible to make OAE-grams with the HearingCoach OAE equipment and Hearing Coach is the first to offer this unique ability and it is only possible with the Hearing coach OAE equipment and software.
5. Individual and group training and education sessions
- Group Coaching
- Individual Coaching
Our services are based on annual on-site visits. All hearing protector records are entered into our central database and access to authorized personnel is granted for review and auditing purposes. All other test results are available in printable form for individual record keeping as well. The cost per individual to have the complete Hearing Coach approach employed at your workplace is $ 85.00. A small price to pay to ensure that no employee is at risk to develop a noise induced hearing loss.
Ear-O-Tec takes care of all your hearing conservation needs.