Free hearing screening
Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, we visit organisations across the UK to provide free hearing screening. We check to see if your hearing is as it should be and suggest any changes you might make to protect your hearing. The sooner a problem is identified, the better the chances of treating it successfully and preventing further damage.
Please get in touch if you’d like us to visit your organisation.
Why offer hearing screening to your employees?
Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, employers are expected to:
- assess risks to employees from noise at work
- provide hearing protection if necessary, and
- make sure that staff have the information they need about protecting their ears.
Our hearing screening helps you do this.
How does the hearing test work?
Wearing headphones, your employees are played a series of sounds of different pitches and volumes. They indicate which ones they can hear. This lets us work out how good their hearing is at different frequencies.
We display their results visually, and take into account their gender and age.
A full explanation of the results is provided by one of our Outreach Advisors, as is individual guidance on any changes they could adopt, or on whether they need further testing from your GP.
What sort of organisation do you visit?
We visit organisations in all sectors. Some recent examples include:
Construction – Kier Build, Laing O’Rourke, Balfour Beatty
Transport – Transport for London, British Airways
Other sectors: British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cancer Research UK, London City Hall, the Office for National Statistics.
What facilities do you need to provide?
- A quiet room, preferably with little noise outside
- Power sockets
Frequently asked questions