Introduction to HearTrak

HearTrak has tracked the hearing data of several million workers with tens of millions of hearing tests since 1984. It is an easy to use, yet comprehensive, data management system designed specifically for hearing conservation professionals. Building upon the widely acclaimed DOS version, the audiometric analysis feature in HearTrak performs a series of evaluations automatically and instantaneously, executing the following routines:

  • Audiometric data validation
  • OSHA 10-dB STS calculations
  • OSHA 2003 and MSHA Recordable Hearing Loss calculations
  • Baseline adjustment for confirmed threshold shifts
  • Baseline adjustment for confirmed "improved" hearing
  • NIOSH STS (15-dB Twice) calculations
  • Medical referral recommendations based upon AAO-HNS criteria
  • Hearing impairments based upon various state formulae

The HearTrak system evolved over many years to become a complete and comprehensive hearing conservation data management system. It can be used to track as little information as necessary (only the employee and hearing tests have to be entered) or as complete as the user requires (comprehensive medical histories - initial and annual, non-occupational noise histories, training, noise exposures, otoscopic examinations, work history, hearing protector use, and chemical exposures that may be ototoxic).

HearTrak is designed to run on a PC with the databases located on the PC or a Local Area Network (LAN). Free support via email and phone is included for one year.