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Occutech Audiometry Training

All persons performing hearing tests in industry need to be adequately trained. Occutech is the oldest training provider and its course is in compliance with unit standards.

Occutech audiometry training

Audiometry has been a legal requirement in the work environment in South Africa for many years .The training of persons who will have the abilities to perform the audiometry (hearing tests) and interpret the findings has occurred since 1970 .Since the 1970’s the training and education has constantly been required to change due changes in legislation, assessment criteria for hearing loss and methods of managing the hearing loss. Today the must comply with Unit Standard 252126.
Occutech has trained and educated audiometric technicians since 1990 and was the first accredited training provider. Occutech’s training complies and exceeds the requirements of the Unit Standard.
From 2001 all employees who may be exposed to noise in their work environment have been required to undergo hearing tests. The legislation requires hearing tests to be performed by a competent and registered audiometric technician using calibrated equipment. The initial hearing test (the first test) is a Baseline. This comprises of two hearing tests done on same day with a time interval between tests. If the result is acceptable this test will be used throughout the employees work life to determine the percentage (%) hearing loss.

hearing testing sound  booth used for Audiometry

Hearing testing in a sound  booth used for Audiometry
Every 6 months to a year retesting is required. If the retest compared to the Baseline is greater than 10% the employee must undergo a full audiometry examination by an Audiologist. If this examination confirms the 10 % hearing loss the employee is reported to the Workman Compensation Commissioner. 


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This page was  created on 22.07.2017
This page was last updated on 09.08.2017