See also our CAOHC Hearing Conservation Recertification course
Courses are approved and instructors are certified by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). This 20-hour initial certification training is referenced in both OSHA and MSHA noise standards. It is designed to train personnel conducting hearing testing; implementing or supervising hearing conservation programs.
History of noise regulations
Anatomy and physiology of the ear
Sound measurement and noise exposure
Hearing testing using manual and automatic audiometers
Calibration of audiometer and requirements for test booths
Recordkeeping and OSHA 300 logging
Standard Threshold Shift (STS) identification and follow-up
Medical referral criteria
Counseling of associates
Effects of noise on hearing
Hearing protection attenuation, fitting, dispensing and monitoring
Hearing conservation educational programs
OSHA occupational noise standard
A course manual with reference and working materials including many useful forms is provided. Practice audiometers and sample hearing protectors for fitting exercises are dispensed and made available to course participants.
There are regularly scheduled 20-hour Certification and 8-hour Refresher courses scheduled throughout the year. In addition, a number of courses are presented at different locations sponsored by or in conjunction with Nurse’s Associations.
The courses held at the corporate offices in Greensboro, NC include free continental breakfast, water and afternoon snacks!
Days 1 and 2 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Day 3 (8:00 am to 12:00 Noon)
2017 course datesCourse fees for 2017 vary by location. To see course rate, move your mouse over the "Register Now" button, or click the button to view the fee on the Registration page.
* Workplace INTEGRA in association with Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC offers a CAOHC AUDIOMETRIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION class on the campus of Greenville Technical College. Registration is directly with Greenville Tech; class price may vary.