Hearing Conservation

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Hearing Conservation Banner Preventing hearing loss from the worksite

Sanford Occupational Medicine Hearing Conservation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related illness in the United States. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker’s compensation for hearing loss disability.

Sanford OccMed can help your business prevent hearing loss and keep your worker compensation costs to a minimum. All worksites requiring hearing protection must comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) noise pollution and exposure standards. We will work with you to develop and maintain a program to meet those needs. Licensed audiologists supervise the program.

Sanford OccMed’s staff can identify hearing loss, and refer workers to licensure audiologists to determine nature of the shift and provide appropriate intervention.

Our technology is certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and OHSA and our staff is CAOHC certified.

Sanford OccMed services include:

  • Noise dosimetry: On-site noise monitor to ensure appropriate scope or need for a screening program
  • Yearly testing: In-clinic and on-site testing is available for groups. This includes testing interpretation and review.
  • Pre-placement testing: Baseline testing. This includes testing interpretation and review.
  • Computerized testing results: Individual results and explanation letter available to the business in an easy to understand format. A composite summary of all employees available for employer as well.