Noise and Hearing Protection

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2014

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

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHApubs/3349.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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noisecontrol/default.html

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

(NIOSH)
Aug 2011

Occupational Noise Exposure

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/noisehearingconservation/index.html

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.

(OSHA)
Feb 2011

NIOSH: Noise updates on Twitter

http://twitter.com/NIOSHNoise

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

(NIOSH)
Aug 2010

Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among US Adolescents Has Increased Significantly

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100817161100.htm

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/works/coversheet920.html

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.

(NIOSH)
Jan 2008

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/works/coversheet780.html

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.

(NIOSH)
Aug 2005

National Hearing Conservation Association Resources Page

http://www.hearingconservation.org/?page=A3

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

(NHCA)
Nov 2004

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

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHApubs/factsheets/fs01.pdf
(Oregon OSHA)
Dec 2002

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/

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)...

(NIOSH)