The OSHA noise standard (29 CFR 1910.95) requires employers to have a hearing conservation program in place if workers are exposed to a time-weighted average (TWA) noise level of 85 decibels (dBA) or higher over an 8-hour work shift.
PRIME can support your Hearing Conservation Program by performing your periodic audiometric testing and training either in our walk-in clinics or mobile on-site services.
  • Performed by Certified Technicians
  • Audiometric Test Report
  • Baseline Comparison indicating STS (Standard Threshold Shift)
  • Reviewed by a Board Certified Occupational Medicine Physician

In addition to completing the audiometric testing, Prime offers calculation and comparison of audiograms, upon request. The calculation and comparison will indicate if there is a STS (Standard Threshold Shift) that has occurred from the time of the baseline to the time of the annual audiogram.

Confirmed by a retest, within 30 days of the annual audiogram, the employee is evaluated by a medical physician, specializing in occupational medicine. In this evaluation the medical physician will take into account all aspects of the employee’s work environment as well as the employee’s personal lifestyle. The medical physician will then provide the employer with a Written Medical Opinion depicting whether or not the loss is due to occupational causes.

Occupational NIHL(Noise Induced Hearing Loss) is the 2nd most common occupational illness for the American worker.
NIHL is non-reversable, the damage to the inner ear causes permanent hearing loss.