Course in Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Assessment Incl. Instruction 171 and STS/Milestone Baselines
(Course Approved & Accredited by the Department of Labour)
Noise in Industry is a hazard, which contributes to accidents, interferes with communication and cause physiological and psychological stresses in the human body.
The Occupational Health and Safety ACT stipulate that workers employed in working areas above 85dB (A) must have their hearing assessed on an initial and regular basis in order to prevent impairment.
This Course in Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Assessment is structured to equip audiometrists, overseers, management and Training personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage and control a hearing assessment facility.
Inaccurate hearing test results can be costly due to unwanted and unnecessary referrals.
Hearing impairment does not only affect the individual but also contribute to costly compensation claims which could have a serious financial implication on behalf of the company causing the loss.
On completion of the course participants should be able to perform all requirements relating to the ACT, and will have a thorough understanding of:
– Physiology and Anatomy of the ear
– Physics of sound
– Controlling instruments and the accuracy thereof
– Performance of hearing tests
– Calculations of percentage hearing loss (Instruction 171)
– Referrals and STS/Milestone baselines
– Hearing Conservation and Counseling
All participants need to register with SASOHN after successful completion of the course in order to register as practicing audiometrists.
The course consists of two components:
1. Theoretical Input:
This aspect is accomplished through lectures, discussions and independent study. Theory is reinforced with practical learning exercise and a final written examination.
2. Practical Input:
After completing the theoretical section daily, candidates will receive practical training in developing their skills and knowledge in the practical work situation.
Duration: 5 Days including the day of the exam
Time : From 08:00 – 15:30
Payment: 2 weeks in advance (Non- refundable but transferable to next
Venue: Alberton TBA – Contact Office
Lunch: Provided by lodge
Cost: R5 350
Please note: Accommodation to be booked directly with the Venue.
Confirmation of 20 candidates must be received before the course will be presented. Your booking will only be secured once we have received your full payment. If for any reason you can not attend the course – you need to notify the office within 72 hours.