Daily Archives: February 17, 2016


HSE and Hearing Surveillance – Industrial Audiometry UK

The HSE indicates there is variation in practice and standard across practitioners in Hearing Surveillance Programmes. Does your occupational health worker attend a British Society of Audiology accredited course? Tracy James MSc The Health and Safety Executive (2013) carried out visits and questionnaires across a range of health surveillance programmes across the UK so that current practices across teams and individuals could be evaluated. Their key findings included that there was variation in practice across practitioners and health surveillance programmes. In particular, they noted that:  ‘….some practitioners probably did not adopt sufficient measures to exclude the effects of prior exposure […]