What is a WorkCover hearing test? In WA, a WorkCover hearing test is governed by WorkCover WA. Under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, it is compulsory for employers to arrange and pay for baseline hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces. All workers employed in a prescribed workplace for the…

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This week, WA’s Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) issued Mines Safety Bulletin no. 169 focused on the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in mines. Exposure to prolonged or excessive noise has been proven to cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus (a high-pitched ringing in the ears). Both conditions are debilitating with…

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In a nutshell an audiogram can show: your level of hearing any change in your hearing level ie: damage possibly caused by exposure to noise at work patterns of change in hearing, for individuals or groups, which can help employers manage risk in the workplace to avoid causing employee hearing loss, compensation and litigation How…

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Work Health Professionals specialise in onsite audiometric testing in Western Australia. We can fly-in/out of site or bring our mobile facility to your workplace. As we have accredited Noise Officers in our team, we can also calibrate a room to WorkCover standards and conduct onsite WorkCover audiometric testing from a quiet room at a Project Camp…

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