NIOSH, NHCA Publish Hearing Protection Supplement

The supplement includes lessons learned from the use of new methodologies in studying hearing sensitivity after exposure to drug therapies that may cause hearing damage.

NIOSH, in cooperation with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), has released a dedicated supplemental issue of the International Journal of Audiology. The issue highlights research presented at NHCA’s 36th Annual Conference in February 2011. The studies highlighted include:

  • Lessons learned from the use of new methodologies in studying hearing sensitivity after exposure to drug therapies that may cause hearing damage
  • Potential barriers to implementing engineering noise controls in manufacturing
  • NIOSH-supported research on major sources of noise in daily working life
  • NIOSH-supported research on how different hearing protection devices perform across a wide range of impulse sounds
  • The effectiveness of hearing protection-enhancement devices for gunshots
  • The history and impact of the NIOSH and NHCA Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™

NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard noted that noise-induced hearing loss is a critical issue for all workers, stating, “The ability to hear can greatly impact a workers ability to do their job as well as their quality of life. Understanding the causes and how to effectively prevent noise-induced hearing loss is an important priority for NIOSH as we continue to look at total worker health.”

Visit http://informahealthcare.com/toc/ija/51/S1 to view the special supplemental issue.

The 2012 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ will be presented at the 37th NHCA Annual Conference on Feb. 24, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. Nominations for the next round of awards will be accepted until Sept. 1, 2012. For further information visit http://www.safeinsound.us.

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