Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics

May 29, 2018
Hearing Loss

Hearing is a critical sense.

We use our hearing to identify, recognize, and localize sound, for interpersonal communications, and as a primary safety mechanism. Manufacturing, construction, mining, transportation and industrial sites can expose employees to high levels of potentially hazardous noise. When noise exposure causes hearing loss and/or tinnitus, it can create long-term communication difficulties and impact quality of life, limit productivity and contribute to on-the-job injuries and mishaps.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are required to provide a “continuing, effective hearing conservation program” for employees who are exposed to potentially hazardous noise. For some employers, the task of creating a comprehensive hearing conservation program (HCP) can be daunting.

  • What is an HCP?
  • How much noise is too much noise?
  • What do the regulations require?
  • Where do we begin?
  • Is all of this effort actually protecting people?

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have partnered to produce a training event which addresses these and many other questions relating to the delivering a comprehensive hearing loss prevention program.

Please join us for all seven parts of this unique training event to help you understand the importance of building an all-inclusive plan to protect your workers against the damaging effects of noise. hearing loss prevention

Continuing education units are available through AAA, ASHA and AAOHN.

To learn more about each of the training events, click on the titles below.

Training Events:

Hearing Conservation Overall

Hearing Conservation Regulations and Best Practices for Prevention

Noise Measurement

The Audiogram

Education & Training

Hearing Protection

Recordability Issues


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