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CAOHC Hearing Screenings

What is a Hearing Conservation program?

An effective occupational HCP preserves and protects the hearing of employees who work in manufacturing, farms, mines, military bases and other noisy workplaces. An HCP also gives employees the knowledge they need to protect themselves from non-occupational noise exposure.

While OSHA provides the minimum standards for hearing conservation, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health provides a practical guide outlining the components of an HCP. This is how Doctors Care can assist:

  • Audiometric evaluation
  • Use of hearing protection devices
  • Education and motivation

Hearing loss can lead to many negative physical, mental and emotional health issues that impact the quality of life and longevity.

Hearing conservation is important to both the company employee. The longer a member’s  hearing loss is untreated, the more likely they could develop:

  • Temporary hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Accidents at work
  • Strained family relationships
  • Diminished social skills and self-esteem
  • Clinical isolation, depression
  • Onset dementia
  • Balance issues, tinnitus
  • Cognitive decline