Driven To Protect
Your Hearing

NexGen Hearing offers
industrial hearing tests
with our mobile
testing units.

Driven To Protect Your Hearing

NexGen Hearing offers industrial hearing tests with our mobile testing units.

Industrial Hearing

We are certified by WorkSafeBC (WCB) to provide annual hearing tests to employees who are exposed to hazardous hoise. Our new state-of-the-art Mobile Testing Unit enables us to perform all WCB mandatory hearing tests and services right at your job site. We do it fast and efficiently, PLUS we save you money!

Occupational Hearing Loss

Every day in workplaces in Canada, workers are exposed to levels of noise which cause permanent hearing damage. Thankfully, there are laws that mandate employers’ responsibilities to ensure that their employees are protected.

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Every day in workplaces in Canada, workers are exposed to levels of noise which cause permanent hearing damage. Thankfully, there are laws that mandate employers’ responsibilities to ensure that their employees are protected.

Permanent hearing loss is caused by continuous exposure to noise, usually in the higher frequencies. A loud explosion can have the same damaging effect. Unfortunately, once the damage is done, it cannot be reversed. However, hearing protection strategies can prevent further damage. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is often another result of exposure to continuous, loud noise levels.

Identifying and remedying excessive workplace noise

If your employees need hearing protection, you must provide audiometric testing within six months from when they start work, and then test annually. You must also provide testing upon reasonable requests by your employee’s Health and Safety representative.

As an employee, as soon as you suspect that you may have a hearing loss caused by excessive workplace noise, it is imperative that you notify your employer or Occupational Health and Safety officer.

Call our nearest office to book your industrial Hearing test

Call our nearest office to book your industrial Hearing test

Victoria

201-4500 West Saanich Rd
Phone: (250) 590.1835
Emailvictoria@nexgenhearing.com

Courtenay

325B 11th Street
Phone: (250) 287.2410
Emailcourtenay@nexgenhearing.com

Victoria

201-4500 West Saanich Rd
Phone: (250) 590.1835
Emailvictoria@nexgenhearing.com

Courtenay

325B 11th Street
Phone: (250) 287.2410
Emailcourtenay@nexgenhearing.com

Meet our Industrial Team

Sarah Simmons

IAT/OWNER & INDUSTRIAL AUDIOMETRIC MANAGER

Sarah is known as a professional with a sense of humour when teaching work crews how to protect their hearing. Qualified as an Industrial Audiometric Technician (IAT) at BCIT, Sarah is responsible for driving one of two NexGen Hearing mobile hearing vans up and down Vancouver Island.

Full Bio

She has conducted over 10,000+ WorkSafe hearing tests in the first 5 years of business. Meeting thousands of people each year is one of the fun aspects Sarah likes about her career. From testing excavation truck drivers at 6am in Victoria, to being a guest speaker at VICA Women in Construction meetings, to giving random hearing tests to the general public in parking lots, Sarah is “deaf”initely known as the “hearing lady.” Each year the NexGen Industrial division continues to grow as Vancouver Island’s favourite owner operated mobile hearing company. Ch-EARS!

Glen Bye

IAT/OWNER & INDUSTRIAL AUDIOMETRIC MANAGER

It is estimated that over 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work and according to the CDC, “Reported cases of hearing loss accounted for 14% of occupational illness in 2007.”  

Full Bio

When we think of workplace noise levels, the first places that come to mind are factories, construction, and mining where one expects that the area would be loud. But there are other, less common work situations where you also are at risk for hearing loss. Through his extensive work experience in the hearing industry, as an IAT on Vancouver Island, Glen has conducted thousands of hearing tests on employees who have been exposed to occupational noise. Glen is passionate about educating workers and employers on hearing health and safety while providing exceptional customer service.