Noise and Hearing Protection
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Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure
Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. This document addresses hazards and controls related to this issue.
Podcasts at CDC: Don’t Let Loud Noise Damage Your Hearing
Don’t let loud noise damage your hearing. Learn how to protect your hearing now. Created: 10/18/2017 by National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). Date Released: 10/18/2017. Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts.
WorkSafe BC: Noise in the Entertainment Industry
This topic page provided by WorkSafe BC provides injury prevention resources for pubs, bars and night clubs, specifically related to noise and hearing protection.
Source: WorkSafe BC
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Construction: Noise and Hearing Conservation
This resource addresses the following: what standards apply, what are the health effects of noise, how do I recognize and control noise exposure and more.
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Hearing Protection Device Compendium
The present compendium, as of June 2003, contains data from 23 manufacturers nationwide (down from 53 in the 1994 compendium) on 292 hearing protectors (up from 241 in the 1994 compendium).
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Occupational Noise Exposure
wenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. Access relevant resources from OSHA on this page.
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Noise and Hearing Loss
Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. Over 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to chemicals, some of which are harmful to the ear (ototoxic) and hazardous to hearing.