Hearing Testing

Stay compliant with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95 - Standard on Occupational Noise Exposure

Whether you need OSHA audiometric testing, MSHA hearing testing or other regulatory hearing screenings, Examinetics has you covered.

Examinetics hearing conservation advantage

Our technology, called Salux™, offers occupational hearing testing in multiple methods:

  1. Onsite at your facility on a mobile unit or in a conference room with an Examinetics technician (On-Site) and/or
  2. A do-it-yourself solution where you can subscribe to our Salux audiometer for either 2 weeks or one year to self-administer hearing testing (On-Demand)

On-Demand is a great option for facilities who want to administer their own testing, as well as combining with onsite hearing testing for employees who were missed while our technician was onsite.

Whether we test you On-Site at your facility or you test yourself with On-Demand, we offer companies of all sizes the most convenient, flexible, and complete hearing testing solution to keep you compliant while minimizing disruption to your operations.

Hearing Testing Options

With the Salux audiometric solution your employees never have to leave your facility

Mobile Unit

Conference Room

On-Site

Mobile Hearing Testing or Conference Room Testing

Our CAOHC-certified technicians are at your disposal, providing an onsite solution to all your industrial hearing testing needs.  We deliver consistent and dependable mobile audiometric testing to all your worksite locations from coast to coast.

Whether we test in one of our 130+ mobile units or inside a conference room at your facility, you can eliminate the inconvenience of sending employees to offsite clinics – reducing disruption, travel and labor costs associated with compliance obligations.

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On-Demand

Tele-technician

On-Demand

Do-It-Yourself Testing with our Portable Audiometer

Examinetics is the only occupational hearing testing provider who also offers a subscription to a portable audiometer. You keep Salux at your facility to test employees who were absent during the On-Site testing event or require retesting after the technician leaves. You have the option to keep it all year around for new hires and exit audiograms.

Alternately, the seamlessness of our technology means you can choose to completely own your testing program with the added convenience of our tele-technicians. You still have access to all of the hearing conservation program features such as training, audiological services from our in-house audiologists, and data management.

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On-Site Occupational Hearing Testing

Tested at your facility by one of our CAOHC-certified technicians on a mobile unit or in a conference room

On-Site Competitive Advantage

  • Nationwide: Nationwide operating footprint with standardized coverage across the platform
  • Technician Administered: Examinetics technician delivers hearing testing services at your facility with on one of our mobile units
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: Benefit from cutting edge technology, providing a seamless testing experience across multiple methodologies
  • Full Suite of On-Site options:
    • Test The easiest way to stay compliant with OSHA hearing test requirements is testing with Examinetics.
    • Train Add training services to meet the training program requirements of 1910.95(k)
    • Counsel With our popular counseling option, our health specialists will review test results with your employees and demonstrate the proper way to wear hearing protection. Service includes inspection of hearing protection devices to ensure proper size and fit.
  • Combine with On-Demand: Combine with On-Demand testing capability to capture missed employees and retests without sending employees to clinics
  • Expert Audiologists: Highly experienced and dedicated team of in-house audiologists providing data review and Work-Related Evaluations
  • Data Management: Easy-to-use, reliable, and cloud-based data management platform and technology-enabled compliance solutions
  • One-Stop-Shop: Complete onsite compliance testing and industrial hygiene portfolio, offering a one-stop-shop solution in an increasingly complex EH&S environment
Salux On-Demand Hearing Testing

On-Demand Hearing Testing

Test at your convenience with Salux, our handheld audiometer

Flexible Rental Models:

  1. Annual Subscription
  2. Two Week Rental

Ideal for various needs:

  • On-Demand Only for:
  • Any facility that desires an in-house testing solution
  • New hire baseline testing and exit audiograms
  • Combine with On-Site testing for:
  • Employees who missed the mobile unit or need retests
  • New hire baseline testing and exit audiogram

On-Demand Benefits

  • ROI: Save your business time, money and avoid lost productivity associated with off-site clinic testing and chasing clinics for hearing data. You can bring your testing in-house.
  • Flexibility: Rent for two weeks or subscribe for year.
  • Convenience: You have access to testing at your facility for testing whenever convenient for you.
  • Audiological Support: Access to in-house audiologists for data review or Work-Related Evaluations
  • Tele-Technician: Access to industry-first option to schedule a virtual tele-technician to guide your employees through a test
  • Customer Service: Dedicated customer service team available to troubleshoot or answer any questions.
  • Hearing Conservation Program Training and Notification: Salux On-Demand comes with a training video that meets the requirements of OSHA 1910.95(k), along with text-to-speech test results notification.
  • Data Management: Participants can email or text themselves results instantly and seamless transmission of data gives EH&S managers immediate access to results in our cloud-based portal, XM Solutions.
  • Simplified OSHA Log Follow-up: Tracking your employees hearing has never been easier. Between dashboards and audiology reports, it’s simple to stay on top of your results and next steps. The ease of retesting and instant data upload helps facilitate Work-Related Evaluations.
  • Tablet Dashboard: Provides visibility to key metrics such as Number of Participants Eligible for Retest and Shifts Eligible for Work-Related Evaluations.
  • Stay Compliant: You are guided through a simple and quick required equipment validation and ambient noise measurement to make sure you are following the standards. An exhaustive annual calibration and maintenance is included.
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Testimonials

What customers are saying

Examinetics is a dream to work with.

Examinetics is a dream to work with. Their mobile units are always clean and the staff are very friendly. We have 115 employees and they all look forward to the hearing exams, and the test results are very easy for them to read. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Examinetics.

Nick Dent, Safety/HR

Flying W Plastics

Another great experience year after year!

Another great experience year after year! We have been using Examinetics now for over 14 years at this location for our annual hearing testing. The convenience of having the van come to our location is perfect for a large employee-based location. The courteous expertise provided by the professional technician is nothing less than what should be expected each and every time. The Technician always goes above and beyond to set up quick get started. The technician also explains in detail each section of the results binder and the necessary steps to take moving forward. I would recommend Examinetics to any company seeking onsite audio testing.

Jason Inman, Terminal Manager

ITS ConGlobal

Examinetics makes hearing conservation compliance easy.

Examinetics makes hearing conservation compliance easy. Their technicians are courteous, efficient, and very knowledgeable. I especially appreciate the level of detail and care taken when describing the results to our employees and final regulatory information to myself.

Desiree Giroux, HSEQ Manager

Imerys Talc

I will be using Examinetics every year moving forward.

This is our second year using Examinetics for our annual audio testing. Not only has the staff at Examinetics conducted themselves professionally, but they also took the time to explain the testing and why it is done. This year, due to construction at our facility, Jameson had to conduct the testing in the back of our building where it was not that easy to set up for the testing. He worked well with not only the Cardinal employees, but also the contractors that were on site. The fact that Jameson was able to connect with my employees throughout the day makes this annual process an easy choice. I will be using Examinetics every year moving forward.

Scott Oliver, Safety Manager

Cardinal Glass Industries

I have nothing but positive things to say.

Our company has been working with Examinetics the last few years for our hearing testing. I have nothing but positive things to say. I am always alerted ahead of time about the possible date of testing and it is confirmed that this works to my schedule. The Examinetics personnel are always on time (usually ahead of schedule) and are quick in setting up their stations. They also keep the testing time to the minimum in terms of decreasing my overall productivity. I will never consider using anyone else as the service has been above and beyond since the first test that has been completed at our facility. If I am ever asked for a recommendation, Examinetics is the only company I would recommend!

Chuck Strobeck, Operations Manager

Jan Packaging

A service mindset and cheerful attitude.

A service mindset and cheerful attitude from the tech on the Examinetics hearing truck helped things go seamlessly for the two weeks he was onsite at our facility for testing. Additionally, any question I had following up were promptly answered by a friendly audiologist via email or phone. We will continue to use Examinetics for our hearing conservation program, and have begun looking to incorporate other services they offer to help meet our company’s needs.

Taylor Redding, Environment Health & Safety Coordinator

Excel Industries

I would highly recommend Examinetics.

We have used Examinetics for over 25 years. They have been very professional in all areas. The mobile testing unit has always shown up on time, very clean and user friendly. When the testing is over, the instructor always makes sure we understand everything before he leaves. I would highly recommend Examinetics.

Byron Cannon, General Manager

Idaho Cedar Sales

Examinetics made our annual hearing testing a snap.

Examinetics made our annual hearing testing a snap. With their web portal, Hearing Test Case History forms were easy to download and print out for our employees. Our assigned technician was punctual and courteous. Before leaving, he provided us with a formal, well-presented binder including our test data. We will certainly use their services in the future.

Jim Kain, Director of Safety, Quality and Training

American Flux & Metal

We were highly impressed.

Examinetics provided audiometric testing services for our organization and we were very impressed. Armando, the Examinetics employee assigned to our site, was very personable and well trained. He was very efficient and ensured that each employee understood the testing procedure. The mobile unit was very clean and well kept. At the conclusion of testing, we were provided a binder with comprehensive information regarding the testing results. We were highly impressed by the experience and will be using Examinetics in the future. Highly recommended.

Jason Garcia, Industrial Hygienist

Arthex

S.S. White Technologies

We have used Examinetics for several years for our annual hearing testing. They come to our location, communicate from start to finish very clearly their needs to set up and test, and are always available to answer questions along the way. Even after the process is complete, it is easy to get a response from the Examinetics team. After completion, we receive a very thorough report that we use for OSHA documentation. We will continue using Examinetics for our future hearing testing needs and I would highly recommend them to others.

Sheryl Sheppard, Human Resources Manager

S.S. White Technologies

Workplace Noise Surveys

Noise monitoring is foundational to your hearing conservation program. In addition to our occupational hearing testing services, we offer noise surveys to measure the sound levels generated throughout your facilities. Noise surveys are conducted by certified occupational audiologists and industrial hygienists.

OSHA requires that “when there are significant changes in machinery or production processes that may result in increased noise levels, remonitoring must be conducted to determine whether additional employees need to be included in the hearing conservation program.” It is recommended to monitor annually or every other year to safeguard your hearing conservation program – the minimal cost of a noise survey pales in comparison to the cost of a single Workers Compensation Claim.

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Our Noise Survey Services Include:

  1. Noise dosimetry
  2. Sound Level Meter (SLM) Measurements
  3. Calibration
  4. Noise survey reporting:
    • Easily interpreted visual data
    • Explanation of federal regulation requirements
    • Hearing protection assessment, as appropriate
    • Control recommendations for your hearing conservation program, as appropriate

Frequently Asked Questions

Hearing Testing FAQs

Employers must provide annual audiograms within 1 year of the baseline. It is important to test workers’ hearing annually to identify deterioration in their hearing ability as early as possible.

Examinetics Test, Train & Counsel service, or TTC, completes the OSHA mandatory follow-up required for employees in your hearing conservation program.

Examinetics will:

  • Test each employee, whether it be his or her baseline or annually required audiogram
  • Train each employee through a video that encompasses the OSHA required components for annual hearing conservation annual training
  • Counsel (explain) the test results each employee and provided written notification to employees showing a Standard Threshold Shift, or STS, and required by federal regulation. However, that’s not all. Examinetics goes beyond this mandate by providing written notification of results to each employee tested whether they show an STS or not. We think notifying employees who are doing well in protecting and preserving their hearing when their hearing has not changed significantly over time is a good idea as well.

Being prepared can help your testing day go smoothly. Please be aware of the following ways make your testing day more efficient.

  • Have the right forms
  • Have employees provide their hearing protection in person
  • Limit excessive noise exposure before testing day: Motorcycling, firework explosions and Metallica concerts are just a few activities your employees should avoid the day before testing. While your employees should treat every day like testing day, limiting noise exposure outside of work 14 hours before testing can be quite beneficial for their baseline test.

After your hearing tests are completed there will be a physical report provided. 24 hours after completed testing, results are available in our online XM customer portal.

A Standard Threshold Shift, or STS, is defined in the occupational noise exposure standard at 29 CFR 1910.95(g)(10)(i) as a change in hearing threshold, relative to the baseline audiogram for that employee, of an average of 10 decibels (dB) or more at 2000, 3000, and 4000 hertz (Hz) in one or both ears. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904/1904.10

A Work Relatedness Evaluation (WRE) helps delineate if hearing loss is due to a worker’s environment or external factors.

The OSHA Form 300 is used to document all workplace illnesses and injuries. Hearing loss caused or aggravated by workplace noise is a workplace illness when the following conditions apply:

  1. The current hearing test shows:
    • Average thresholds of >25dB at 2KHz, 3KHz and 4KHZ relative to audiometric zero, in either ear, and in the same ear, an
    • Average change of >10dB at 2KHz, 3KHz and 4KHZ compared to the baseline, in the same ear
  2. Workplace noise caused or contributed to the average change in hearing. This can be determined through a thorough Work Relatedness Evaluation.

On-Demand FAQs

You must have Wi-Fi to use Salux. A Wi-Fi Hotspot or internet stick are options that will work.

NIOSH provides a free sound level meter app which can be used to determine if your testing environment should be compliant. You can download the app from the app store on an iOS device. More information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/app.html.

Using the app, measure the ambient noise in your room. If the number in the LAeq [dB] field is under 45, your room should be ok for testing.

Measurements of 45dB or less do not guarantee that a room will be compliant when third octave band measurements are taken with a type 2 sound level meter. In addition, rooms with values greater than 45dB may be compliant when third octave band measurements are taken with a type 2 sound level meter. The LAeq measurement should simply be taken to generally determine if a room could be considered for testing. Final verification will have to be done with the Salux Calibration device prior to testing daily.

If you’re having trouble finding a room with an acceptable ambient noise level, move to a room without excessive HVAC noise and away from any nearby machinery. Conference rooms and guest offices are usually good choices.

Per 29 CFR 1910.95 (g), a microprocessor (computer driven/facilitated) audiometer does not need to be operated by a CAOHC certified technician. A technician who performs audiometric tests must be responsible to an audiologist, otolaryngologist, or physician. Since all the data will be coming through the Examinetics system for review, tests will be evaluated based on criteria established by our audiology staff.

Please note this exception: MSHA and the states of WA and OR do require CAOHC certification for any technician performing hearing tests

In our internal testing and in client use, the battery for the tablet and audiometer both lasted more than 8 hours of all-day testing.

There are 12 languages offered through Salux. The choice of languages is English, Spanish, French, French Creole, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog (Filipino), Hmong, Swahili, Burmese, and Somali. At this time, the notification document is the only screen not in all languages, but the explanation is given in the chosen translation so the participant can under-stand the image of their graphed results.

We will have a support team on standby for any set up, general support or technical support. That team are also the tele-technicians. You can reach them by a dedicated toll-free number or email from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM central time.

The solution was designed to be used by one facility only. There may be some exceptions made in instances where we currently test in a centralized location and know that multiple facilities are tested in that one location. In those scenarios, you should talk to your sales manager about an exemption.

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