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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.
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.
Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among US Adolescents Has Increased Significantly
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.
Source: Science Daily
NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide
The NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator is a software training and communication tool for promoting hearing loss prevention.