Hearing health in industrial occupations is an important safety concern that often gets overlooked. Roughly 24 percent of the U.S. working population has hearing difficulty due to occupational exposures. The impact of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) can leave employees missing the ring of a phone call, instructions from a coworker, and exhibiting an overall productivity decline.
Miscommunication or missed information due to NIHL in noisy work environments can result in longer work time to complete tasks. This can be caused by an incomplete understanding of a task, missing a crucial part of the procedure, or not hearing a warning signal while a procedure is in progress.
Poor hearing runs the risk of employees appearing disengaged or annoyed when he or she is actually having difficulty hearing an individual. The ramifications of an employee appearing uninterested in their work impact not only their work performance, but also their social interactions. This productivity concern that can be proactively prevented by implementing adequate procedures.
Center for Industrial Audiometrics will help you stay OSHA compliant and work with your company to offer the highest-quality Audiometric Testing and hearing protectors within the River Valley. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your workplace related noise issues.
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Fort Smith, AR 72903