WorkCover Hearing Tests Perth

At Art of Hearing, We Care for You

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Tympanometry

This test measures the movement of your eardrum in response to air pressure. It can determine if there is a buildup of fluid, wax buildup, eardrum perforations or tumors.

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Acoustic Reflex Testing

This test measures involuntary muscle contractions of the middle ear and is used to determine the location of your hearing problem (the ossicles, cochlea, auditory nerve, etc.) as well as the type of hearing loss.

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Pure Tone Testing

This type of test uses air conduction to measure your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes. You will be asked to wear headphones and sit in a specially designed booth. A series of sounds will be broadcast through the headphones. Every time you hear a tone you will be instructed to raise your hand or press a button. The results will then be charted on an audiogram.

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Bone Conduction Testing

This is another type of pure-tone test that measures your inner ear’s response to sound. A conductor will be placed behind your ear; it will send tiny vibrations through the bone directly to the inner ear. This is different than the traditional version, which uses air to send audible sounds. If the results of this test are different than the pure-tone audiometry, your audiologist can use this information to determine your type of hearing loss.

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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.

Hearing & Audiology Test Referrals

Referrals for Hearing Tests

At Art of Hearing, we work closely with GPs, ENT Surgeons to provide the best information and advice for patients. If you require a test, please get a referral from your treating GP today.

Occupational Health & WorkCover

Art of Hearing is a certified Work Cover provider. We also provide hearing tests for the Occupational Health settings in industries and work environments. Enquire today for further information.

Call (08) 9390 8811 for Appointments or Visit Our Clinics