Noise and Hearing Protection

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2014

Oregon OSHA's Quick Guide - Hearing Protection (PDF)

Read this guide to learn how workplace noise affects hearing and about the key requirements to Oregon OSHA regulations.

(Oregon OSHA)
Feb 2014

NIOSH - Engineering Noise Controls

This NIOSH page addresses the hierarchy of controls and methods to successfully reduce and eliminate noise at work.

Aug 2011

Occupational Noise Exposure

This key topic page, provided by OSHA, provides detailed information on health effects, exposure & controls, hearing conservation and many other updated resources relating to noise and hearing.

Feb 2011

NIOSH: Noise updates on Twitter

Follow NIOSH and the work-related hearing loss prevention community on Twitter to stay connected.

Aug 2010

Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among US Adolescents Has Increased Significantly

Data from two nationally representative surveys indicates that the prevalence of hearing loss among U.S. adolescents increased by about 30 percent from 1988-1994 to 2005-2006, with 1 in 5 adolescents having hearing loss in 2005-2006, according to a study in the August 18 issue of JAMA.

(Science Daily)
Apr 2008

NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide

The NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator is a software training and communication tool for promoting hearing loss prevention. It allows a user or trainer to demonstrate the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss.

Jan 2008

Inquiring Ears Want to Know: A Fact Sheet About Your Hearing Test

Many workers receive an audiogram (hearing test) at some point, especially if they are in a hearing conservation program, but what do the results mean? This single page (two-sided) fact sheet, provided by NIOSH, contains important answers to frequent questions workers ask about their audiograms.

Aug 2005

National Hearing Conservation Association Resources Page

Access resources from the NHCA on topics such as Hearing Conservation Bibliography, Educator Resources and more.

Nov 2004

OR-OSHA Fact Sheet: Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation (PDF)
(Oregon OSHA)
Dec 2002

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention

Noise is not a new hazard. It has been a constant threat since the industrial revolution. Too much noise exposure may cause a temporary change in hearing (your ears may feel stuffed up) or a temporary ringing in your ears (tinnitis)...