Loud work environments can cause permanent hearing loss.

Are your employees protected?

We have over 40 years of experience designing and managing occupational-hearing programs in Northern Illinois.

Manager's Quick Guide to Occupational-Hearing Compliance

This 2-page guide shows you how to comply with OSHA’s occupational-hearing regulations.

- Risks of ignoring occupational-hearing conservation
- Benefits of occupational-hearing conservation
- Rule-of-Thumb Test
- Action plan for occupational-hearing success

Problem: Hearing Damage

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"Highest quality always to the current OSHA Standards"

I have had the privilege of working with the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center team since scheduling our annual industrial hearing tests in June, 2010. All team members are personable and professional. Services provided are of the highest quality always to the current OSHA Standards at the time of testing. Communication is on the same level before, during & after testing. Highly recommended.

—Bar Processing Corporation, Chicago Heights, IL




Solution: Occupational Hearing Conservation

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When employee noise exposures equal or exceed 85 decibels, OSHA Regulation 1910.95(c) requires employers to administer, “a continuing, effective hearing-conservation program.”

OSHA's program protects workers with significant occupational noise exposures from hearing impairment even if they are subject to such noise exposures over their entire working lifetimes.


"The convenience of their mobile testing unit"

Why do we continue to use Sertoma Speech and Hearing after all these years? The convenience of their mobile testing unit; they bring the test to us and that is one less thing that we have to worry about when it comes to staying in compliance. For a small company that's priceless.

—Raco Steel Company, Markham, IL




We Offer a Complete OHC Solution

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For an occupational-hearing-conservation program to be effective, OSHA requires five program elements — the ones we implement and manage for our clients.


"We have had nothing but positive experience"

We have been using Sertoma Speech & Hearing Centers as our go-to for our annual Hearing Conservation testing because Dolores makes the experience quick, easy, and issue free. We have had nothing but positive experience with Sertoma and look forward to working them next year!

—Plastipak, Alsip, IL




Manager's OHC Resources


Contact Dolores Leidecker, COHC

Dolores has deep experience implementing and managing occupational-hearing programs. Clients praise her for making occupational hearing an enjoyable experience for management and employees. Contact Dolores for pricing, scheduling, and answers to your questions.

Dolores Leider, COHC | Email | 708–761–6687


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