Audiometric Screening for Businesses - Competent Persons Course

How to Perform Hearing Tests in Industrial Audiometry

Course Information

Cost Per Person:
£999.00 (£1198.80 inc VAT)

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Course Length:
3 days

Start Date
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If you have people in your organisation who are exposed to high levels of noise at work, then there is a legal requirement to carry out hearing checks on those individuals. The Castle Training Academy Industrial Audiometry Competency Training Course covers all the requirements of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations and follows the syllabus designed by the British Society of Audiology (BSA)

The course gives practical training on carrying out hearing tests as well as covering the theory and information about noise and acoustics for hearing tests so results can be analysed and understood.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed specifically for people who are going to be carrying out the hearing checks. This does not have to be someone with a medical background and does not necessarily have to be the person responsible for the health surveillance programme.

So, if you are wanting to run audiometric testing in-house, then this person could be anyone from within the health and safety, or occupational health teams, or simply someone who is going to be given the responsibility for the testing.

Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to give the delegates an in-depth working knowledge of audiometric testing programmes through practical learning. The high content of hands-on experience with both manual and automatic audiometers leaves attendees ready-to-go.

The course focuses heavily on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidelines contained within the guidance document L108, ‘Controlling noise at work’

  • To give a background to hearing loss and handicap
  • To ensure that you have an understanding of the principles of acoustics
  • To develop basic otoscopic examination skills
  • To give an in-depth insight into audiometric techniques
  • To develop an understanding of monitoring audiometry
  • To give you an insight into audiograms and categorisation
  • To review and understand hearing conservation programmes
  • To look at personal hearing protection

Course Overview

The course consists of 2 modules, which are structured in the following way.

Module 1 Three Day Course

Day 1 of the course covers subjects from basic acoustics through to the principles of monitoring audiometry. Day 2 is dedicated to techniques of audiometry and is very hands-on. Day 3 looks at issues related to Hearing Conservation Programmes (HCP) and Personal Protection.

Module 2 Examination

This is an optional examination which has both written and practical elements. It is held at the end of Day 3 and forms the basis of the course assessment. Passing the examination results in a Certificate of Competence. A certificate of attendance will be given to anyone who does not enter or pass the exam.

  • Helen Capps, Pindar
  • Gary Crane, PandA Metal Components Ltd

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