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Reported by Monica | 06:56am, Monday 24 August, 2015
Figures reported by Hearing Awareness Week reveal one in six Australians is deaf, hearing impaired or has an ear disorder, with the most common causes of hearing loss being due to age or loud noises.
Noise-induced hearing loss is of major concern, as it is one of the most common and preventable occupational injuries. According to Safe Work Australia there were approximately 16,500 successful workers’ compensation claims for industrial deafness involving permanent impairment due to noise from July 2002 – June 2007.
Damage to hearing can occur from exposure to extremely loud noise over a short period of time or prolonged exposure to moderate noise levels. Hearing loss occurs gradually with loss being irreversible, so it’s important to be aware of the risks and limit exposure to excessive noise wherever possible.
Hearing Awareness Week is from Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 August and aims to raise awareness of just how precious and fragile hearing is and what we can do to protect ourselves from noise injuries.
Manage the risks of hearing loss associated with exposure to noise at the workplace with a Noise Management Module and Noise Control Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
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Saline Audiology is a full service audiology practice owned and operated since 1997 by veteran doctors of Audiology, Lisa Richey and Credonna Miller.
With offices in Benton and Hot Springs Village, the clinics offer a wide range of services for infants through geriatrics. Evaluations and follow-up care are provided for all types of hearing problems, dizziness/vertigo, and state-of-the-art hearing aid fittings.
Keeping abreast of the latest technologies in amplification devices and latest research in the field, Saline Audiology provides each patient with the assurance of excellent expertise and knowledgeable guidance with patient commitment being a top priority.
5 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101
Benton, Arkansas 72105
101 Este Way, Suite 2
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909
Saline Audiology is a full service audiology office.
We test all ages for hearing loss, clean ears (cerumen removal),
counsel on types of hearing aids for specific types of heaing loss,
sale, service & repair hearing aids, test and treat for dizziness (BPPV).
Arkansas Loops – a division of Saline Audiology, sales and installs Hearing Loops.
We want to help you Listen to Life!
501-778-3868 or 501-922-0053
If you see the following sign in a church, theater or other business; you will know the venue has a hearing loop.
If you have a hearing aid with a t-coil, you can hit the button that turns the t-coil on and you will be in the loop!
For questions about a hearing loop, call Saline Audiology at 501-778-3868 or 501-922-0053.
You can also check out our website www.arkansasloops.com a division of Saline Audiology.