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Reducing Noise Hazards for Call and Dispatch Center Operators (
Workers at call and dispatch centers may suffer health risks associated with high noise levels from their headsets. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed recommendations for prevention.
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.
Feature article from Occupational Health and Safety online addressing noise exposure and five-step process of assessment and response to prevent hearing loss.
Ear Muffs: A Field Guide
Blocking noise is just the beginning when the latest acoustic technologies are employed.
Noise Navigator Sound Level Database from E-A-R
Welcome to the Noise Navigator spreadsheet of sound levels for more than 1700 occupational, recreational, and military noise sources.
Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention Workplace Solutions: NIOSH Power Tools Database
NIOSH has developed an informational database on commonly used power tools in occupational settings. The database is particularly helpful in determining the "real-world" noise level of power tools as they are used on the job.