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Attune Workplace Hearing is a leading provider of Audiometric Services, Audiological Services, and Noise Assessments for workplace clients in Australia.
Our team of highly trained audiometric testing officers and audiologists conduct Audiometric Tests (Pure Tone Audiometry) and Full Diagnostic Audiology Assessments in compliance with Australian standards AS1269.4:2014, Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and Occupational, Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations, and the Code of Practice for Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work.
Our core focus is on helping workplace clients manage hazardous noise exposure within their workplace and mitigates risks associated with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).
Attune Hearing is the largest medically supported audiology company in Australia, with over 40 diagnostic hearing clinics nationally. All our audiologists are accredited with Audiology Australia and work closely with Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialists in helping to diagnose medical issues which could affect an employee’s hearing.
Attune Hearing is proud to be the first and only Audiology company in Australia to be QIP Accredited to the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) standards. Our services for Audiometric Testing and Audiology Testing are of the highest quality, having met these strict NSQHS standards, and this quality is always passed onto all our clients whom we care for.
Attune Workplace Hearing can assist Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Managers and Human Resource (HR) Managers and Coordinators in devising Hearing Conservation Programs and Tailored Training Programs for educating employees on the importance of wearing hearing protection (including correctly selecting, fitting and maintaining hearing protectors), and dangers of hazardous noise exposure in a workplace.
By providing the right education and training and regularly monitoring the use of hearing protectors whilst your employees are exposed to hazardous noise on-site, you can manage and prevent outbreaks of Noise Induced Hearing Loss. As a result of your compliance, you will not only reduce absenteeism and productivity losses but effectively build company culture and productivity and ultimately increase your business’ Return on Investment.
Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a major industrial disease in Australia caused by exposure to hazardous noise in the workplace. Unprotected noise exposure and also inadequate hearing protection from hazardous noise for a person can occur if appropriate noise control measures are not put in place at the workplace, which can lead to the person having noise-induced hearing loss which can be of a temporary nature or permanent nature.
Hazardous noise has a damaging effect on the inner part of the ear, damaging sensitive hair cells in the Cochlea (auditory organ). In the presence of hazardous noise, the hair cells in the cochlea can be damaged and gradually lose their ability to recover. This can lead to permanent noise-induced hearing loss, which is irreversible damage done to the inner ear, and it can have a negative effect on the person as the person often will experience difficulties in hearing clearly and understanding verbal communication as words will start to sound muffled.
One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss…With an ageing population, hearing loss is projected to increase to 1 in every 4 Australians by 2050. The net consequence of hearing loss is a reduced capacity to communicate. The ability to listen and respond is reduced, and for some, the ability to speak is lost or impaired. Reduced communication abilities impact a person’s life chances through the reduced opportunity to equitably participate in education, gain competitive skills and employment and participate in relationships. Adverse health effects are associated with hearing loss1.