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Hearing Loss Prevention: What You Should Consider

Feb. 14, 2022
Make sure all employees are aware of the hazards of noise-induced hearing loss, so they can take steps to protect against them.

The Importance of Hearing Health at Work

May 11, 2017
Hearing loss not only impacts the quality of life of your workers, it impacts profits and productivity for your company as well. It's time to make a sound investment in hearing...
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Connecting the Worker to Hearing Protection

May 10, 2017
In a connected workplace, employees and supervisors accurately would know how much protection each worker achieves with a particular earplug or earmuff.
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CDC Study Says One in Four U.S. Adults have Hearing Damage

Feb. 9, 2017
In a recent study, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that many U.S. adults have damage from noise exposure despite reporting good hearing.
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The quotHear and Nowquot Noise Safety Challenge was launched with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation
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Hear and Now: Entrepreneurs Get Creative to Solve the Noise Safety Challenge

Nov. 4, 2016
OSHA, MSHA and NIOSH partner on the first “Hear and Now” Noise Safety Challenge, offering the top 10 finalists the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges on Oct...


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A new interactive infographic compares dozens of common noises from rustling leaves to fireworks and earthquakes
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How Big of a Health Risk Are Public Fireworks Displays?

Nov. 3, 2015
A new interactive infographic demonstrates firework decibel level in comparison to 34 other noises and indicates that the noise from public fireworks displays can be dangerous...
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Reducing the Risk of Hearing Loss While Ensuring Compliance

Oct. 22, 2015
Custom hearing protection might help you meet the hearing loss prevention trifecta: Fit, comfort and communication while wearing hearing protection.
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Strike Up the Band and Pass the Earplugs!

June 25, 2015
NIOSH offers new guidance to help musicians protect hearing.
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Noise Dosimetry: On Hearing Conservation Programs

May 13, 2015
Use personal noise dosimetry and similar exposure groups as guidance for inclusion into a hearing conservation program.