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September 2, 2005

Hearing testing goes to workplaces with mobile testing centre

From: Ferret, Australia - Sep 2, 2005

A new mobile audiometric testing service means workers in NSW and Queensland need not leave the workplace for their pre-employment and annual hearing tests. Queensland Hearing, an exhibitor at The Safety Show, Sydney, which runs from October 26-28 this year, expects its new service to hit the road next year.

Queensland Hearing experts at The Safety Show will explain how hearing can be protected at work.

The company claims an Australian first with the mobile unit, which it says will comply with Australian Standard AS1270.

According to Queensland Hearing, employers can meet their occupational health and safety obligations under state laws without significant lost time. Hearing tests in the Queensland Hearing mobile unit are said to take only 10 minutes per worker and, with up to two fully soundproofed testing booths in operation at once, Queensland Hearing says the process is very efficient.

Under Queensland's Workplace Health and Safety Regulation, workers exposed to eight hours or equivalent of continuous noise at 85 decibels or more, or occasionally exposed to levels of 140 decibels, must have pre-employment and annual follow-up hearing tests, according to the company.

Owned and operated by a group of ear, nose and throat surgeons, Queensland Hearing is also able to provide hearing protection and treatment. Services include the fitting of customised ear moulds, hearing aid servicing and even Cochlear implants.

To learn more about meeting employer's obligations or to discuss mobile hearing testing, visit Queensland Hearing's stand J39 at The Safety Show, Sydney, from October 26-28, at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

For information visit or contact Australian Exhibitions & Conferences on 03 9654 7773.

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