Noise and Hearing Protection
Read this guide to learn how workplace noise affects hearing and about the key requirements to Oregon OSHA regulations.
This NIOSH page addresses the hierarchy of controls and methods to successfully reduce and eliminate noise at work.
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.
Follow NIOSH and the work-related hearing loss prevention community on Twitter to stay connected.
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.
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.
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.
Access resources from the NHCA on topics such as Hearing Conservation Bibliography, Educator Resources and more.
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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)...