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CAOHC Courses





The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation is the national professional organization responsible for maintaining a standard of performance in hearing conservation work.  CAOHC's mission is to enhance the quality of Occupational Hearing Conservation Programs through their involvement in pending legislation, authorship of a manual, standardized training guidelines, etc.  (The entire staff at Industrial Hearing Testing is accredited through this organization.)

Industrial Hearing Testing is sponsoring an approved course at our Auburn Massachusetts offices to be directed by  Steven Fournier, Au.D, C.C.C.-A.   The courses offered are for both certification and re-certification.  The courses are designed to train safety personnel, nurses, industrial hygienists, human resource personnel, managers, owners and anyone who oversees or is involved with a company's hearing conservation program.  Subject matter ranges from your role as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist to noise analysis strategies, to learning how to administer a hearing test correctly.  Certification is valid for 5 years.  Attendance will be limited, so register now to reserve a seat!

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About the Certification Course:

Course Objectives: Some of the topics covered in the 20-hour certification course include:

  • Understanding federal government regulations pertaining to hearing conservation from OSHA, MSHA and the construction industry standards.

  • Your role as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist

  • Personal hearing protection devices

  • Employee education, motivation and training

  • The audiogram and employee follow-up

  • Recordkeeping

  • Audiometric techniques and the hearing test environment

  • Noise measurement and control

Occupational Hearing Conservationist Training and Practicum will include training in manual audiometric technique.   All material covered will be in accordance with CAOHC guidelines.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible for certification as Occupational Hearing Conservationists from the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation.


About the Re-certification Course:

A one day re-certification is required once every 5 years to maintain the credential.  This 8-hour re-certification course updates and reviews the current hearing conservation standards 29 CFR 1910.95 and 29 CFR 1904.10.   


The courses are taught by Course Director, Steven Fournier, Au.D., C.C.C.-A and representatives from among the following fields:  Occupational Health Nursing, Engineering, Audiology, and other Safety and Health Professionals.

We are able to provide customized courses at your facility for large in-house programs.  For further information, contact us at 508-832-8484.

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