Dr. Rudden has been trained through the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation as a Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS). The PS plays a critical role in ensuring the effectiveness of a hearing conservation program. The PS works in conjunction with other professionals, including nurses, occupational hearing conservationists (OHCs), industrial hygienists, safety professionals, employers, employees, and their representatives, and is responsible for reviewing problem audiograms and determining whether there is a need for further evaluation.
In order to build a culture of hearing protection in the workplace, it’s important to start with the basics. This means ensuring that all employees are aware of the risks associated with noise-induced hearing loss and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
One effective way to do this is to provide regular training sessions, covering topics such as the proper use of hearing protection equipment, the importance of taking breaks in noisy environments, and identifying early signs of hearing damage.
Another key element of building a hearing protection culture is making it a part of the company’s overall safety culture. This means that safety policies and procedures should be in place to ensure that hearing protection is taken seriously and that employees feel empowered to speak up if they notice potential hazards or safety violations. Managers and supervisors should wear hearing protection equipment when necessary and encourage their teams to do the same. By modeling safe behavior and creating a culture of awareness and accountability, companies can help ensure that their employees are protected from hearing damage on the job.
LHTC can conduct Baseline Audiograms, Sound Field Testing, remove cerumen (ear wax) that may be blocking sound, and conduct Bone & Air Testing. We also offer custom hearing protection, if required. We provide all OSHA standard audiograms and can create Year-over-Year analyses for employees.