What is audiometry?
Audiometry is a particular branch of audiology. An audiometry test is performed to determine how well a subject can hear as part of a routine screening or in response to a noticeable loss of hearing using an audiometer.
It is the process of measuring hearing acuity for variations in sound intensity and pitch and for tonal purity, involving thresholds and differing frequencies. A doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating hearing loss is know as an audiologist, who also administers the test.
Why choose Amplivox for your audiometry instruments?
With audiometry tests required across a wide range of industries to determine hearing ability, we endeavour to supply cost-effective screening and diagnostic audiometers offering both automatic and manual audiometry to monitor occupational health, as well as primary care audiometric requirements.
Why is an audiometry test performed within a workplace environment?
If a person has been regularly subjected to loud noises within their job role, like a police firearms officer or a factory worker using loud machinery therefore an employee’s hearing should be monitored and checked regularly in order to provide them with appropriate protective equipment. It is also important to assure employees are working correctly and within the appropriate level of hearing ability, that they can hear commands and carry out tasks safely for themselves and their colleagues.
An occupational health specialist would perform a hearing test to the determine the hearing ability of an employee. There are several different types of hearing tests used in audiometry and they can all depend on the employee or the industry they work in.
By law within the UK, a person is protected by the Equality Act 2010 which requires an employer to consider reasonable adjustments within the workplace for deaf or hard of hearing employees. There is government funding available to support employers financially called ‘Access to Work’. To find out more, visit the gov.uk website.
What is audiology?
Audiology is a branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. In audiology, audiologists treat those with hearing loss and proactively prevent related damage. By employing various testing strategies, audiologists aim to determine whether someone has normal sensitivity to sounds or if there is some hearing loss.