Reference Audiometric Testing

Reference audiometric testing, also known as baseline audiometry are hearing tests to document and establish a person’s hearing.

The reference audiometry is generally conducted prior to or just after employment with the company, usually within 3 months. This testing is conducted to then compare subsequent audiometric testing results to determine if the companies worker has developed significant hearing loss.

Safe Environments reports to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1269.4

Asbestos Testing through Fibre Identification or Air Testing

If you are concerned about whether you may be exposed to airborne fibres call us now. We can either come to your house or workplace to take a sample for analysis, or we can assist in providing you information for sampling the suspected ACM sample for yourself safety to be submitted to our laboratory.

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The report will also identify the material contains Chrysotile, Amosite or Crocidolite asbestos as well as if there were also any organic or synthetic mineral fibres (SMF).

Asbestos Testing through Fibre Identification or Air Testing

Assessment of Reference Audiometric Test Results

The test results of the Audiometric testing are to be compared with the National Acoustics Laboratories (NAL) document NAL 80, Tables 1 and Figure 1. If the results fall outside the normal limits then the worker should be advised to seek further assessment from a medical practitioner such as a General Practitioner (GP) to potentially obtain a reference to an audiologist.

Monitoring audiometric testing is then recommended at least once every two years to then assess any changes in the baseline audiometric test results, which may indicate either temporary or permanent hearing loss.

Safe Environments provide onsite Audiometric testing with mobile units to asses workplace hearing health throughout Sydney and NSW. Please contact us for more information on 02 9621 3706 or please fill out the form below

Assessment of Reference Audiometric Test Results

Ensure a Safe Environment

For more information on noise testing or management please contact one of Safe Environments Occupational Hygienists or Noise Consultants located in the following Australian cities:

Melbourne & Victoria

Unit 25, 1 Millers Rd Brooklyn VIC 3012 Australia

03 9604 0700

NSW - Sydney, Newcastle & Wollongong

Unit 4, 40 Bessemer Street, Blacktown NSW 2148

02 9621 3706

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