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WorkCover Hearing Tests Perth

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WorkCover Hearing Tests

WorkCover Western Australia (WorkCover WA) is a government body that handles worker compensation schemes. When it comes to WorkCover Hearing Tests, a WorkCover registered audiologist performs the baseline hearing test as well as subsequent hearing tests that comply with WorkCover regulations. Employers have a legal requirement to ensure that all workers who work in noisy work locations, obtain a baseline hearing test, even when they are wearing hearing protection equipment. This is to establish a benchmark against which all future tests are compared to determine the level of occupational hearing loss as well as for any future claims if any hearing damage is sustained.

Hearing Assessment

Free Online Hearing Test

Hearing loss can be gradual, and often undetectable, as your brain adjusts to the level of hearing. This simple and free online hearing test can determine your base hearing capacity. Please note: this test is just a screening tool. If you have concerns, we suggest booking an appointment with our team for a comprehensive in-person hearing test.

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WorkCover Tests Perth

Employers are responsible for arranging all WorkCover tests to be conducted with a certified audiologist. All test results are to be submitted to WorkCover WA by the approved audiologist with a copy provided to the employee within a month after hearing tests have been completed. The results are to be kept confidential and cannot be given out to anybody without the worker’s consent.

WorkCover Hearing Claims

If the results indicate at least 10 percent hearing loss from the baseline test, a Work Cover hearing claim may be filed. WorkCover WA will advise the worker to undergo further testing with an audiologist or ENT specialist if required.  If a hearing loss of ten percent or more is confirmed, Work Cover WA will send a claim form to the worker to be completed and returned. Then the work form is forwarded to the employer to lodge the form with their insurer within 5 working days. Claims can vary from full funding for hearing aids, weekly payments to cover loss of earnings, medical expenses, lump sum payments in the case of permanent impairment as well as workplace rehabilitation assistance.

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Work Induced Hearing Loss

Do you suspect you might have work induced hearing loss?

Make an appointment with a certified audiologist at the Art of Hearing today! Our experienced and well-trained audiologists are WorkCover registered and dedicated to providing full hearing solutions which includes thorough hearing tests.

You can call us at (08) 9390 8811 or contact us online here. To book an appointment, you can call or do it online here. A full list of our clinic locations can be found here.

Types of Hearing Tests at Art of Hearing

Tympanometry – This test is used to measure the movement of your eardrum in response to differences in air pressure. If you are having issues with your hearing, this will determine if there is a fluid or wax build up, or if your eardrum is perforated or has a tumor.

Acoustic Reflex Testing – To find the source of a hearing problem, as well as the type of hearing loss, this test is used to measure the involuntary muscle contractions of the middle ear, a key tool in detecting whether there is decreased admittance, which is a measure of how much sound gets into the ear.

Pure Tone Testing – Using air conduction, your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes will be tested and the results will be charted on an audiogram. You will sit in a specially designed booth, and wear headphones. Every time you hear a sound, you will be instructed to press a button or raise a hand.

Bone Conduction Testing – This is another type of pure-tone testing that can help determine your type of hearing loss by measuring your inner ear’s response to sound. A conductor will be placed behind your ear, sending tiny vibrations through the bone directly to the inner ear. This differs from the traditional testing, which makes use of air to send audible sounds.

Speech Testing– This type of testing is used to measure your speech reception threshold (SRT), or the faintest speech you can understand 50 percent of the time. It is administered in either a quiet or noisy environment and measures your ability to separate speech from background noise.

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Hearing Tests & Audiology Assessments

We have a broad profile of hearing tests available for the occupational health industry. Our state of art equipment and facilities enable us to perform advanced testing to assist with patient rehabilitation, or pre-work assessments.

Free Online Hearing Test

Concerned about your hearing loss? Not sure if you if you have hearing loss? Take a quick 3 minute test below. This is a screening tool for Hearing Loss.

Private Hearing Tests

Appointment bookings are essential for a hearing test. We perform these tests on adults and children. Click the link below to request a booking, our staff member will be in touch with you shortly.

Tinnitus Assessment

Are you suffering from ringing ears? Our audiologists can perform tinnitus assessment tests to measure the scale of your condition.

Government Funded Hearing Tests

Eligible patients can receive free hearing tests, aids and services from Art of Hearing. To check your eligibility or to transfer your services to the Art of Hearing, request a booking below.

WorkCover, DVA or Pre-Employment Hearing Tests

We are an accredited provider for Workcover hearing assessments. Our audiologists also provide special hearing assessments for DVA & Pre-employment including pilot assessments.

Online Shop

Need hearing aid accessories? batteries, wax guards, cleaning kits, dry kits? Why not buy directly from our online shop? Art of Hearing provides clients with access to low price maintenance and accessories. Visit our Online Shop today.

Call Us

The team at Art of Hearing is always available, and just a step away from assisting your hearing needs. If you experience any difficulties with your hearing aids, call us or visit one of our clinics in Perth.

Maintenance Videos

At Art of Hearing, we have created a catalogue of videos that can assist you with basic maintenance and troubleshooting of your hearing aid devices. Click below or search Art of Hearing on YouTube.

Our Audiology Clinic Locations

With Over 5 Clinics in Perth, it has never been easier to make Art of Hearing your favourite destination for all your hearing needs.

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Call Us

(08) 9390 8811

Reach Us

Head Office: 2/2 Ecko Road, Mount Nasura WA 6112

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM