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Historical Document

This document is provided by the National Center for Environmental Health’s Health Studies Branch ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. It is no longer being maintained and the data it contains may no longer be current and/or accurate.

For information about current activities, please visit the
Health Studies Branch (HSB) website.


On this page you can find useful information about noise from various federal and nonfederal resources.



  • American Academy of Audiology [external link]
    Promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness and support of research ...more
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) [external link]
    Provides resources on communication disorders, including hearing, for the public, professionals in the communication field, and students of audiology and speech-language pathology ...more
  • Healthy Hearing [external link]
    Provides hearing news, information, resources, and a platform for exchanging information ...more
  • League for the Hard of Hearing [external link]
    • Noise Center [external link]
      The Noise Center’s mission is to promote hearing conservation and noise awareness through education, advocacy and outreach. This Web site provides information about legislation, noisy toys, airport noise, hearing hazards, and other topics related to hearing and noise ...more
  • National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) [external link]
    NHCA’s mission is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. The site includes information about membership and the organization, position statements, meetings, and hearing-related resources ...more
  • Noise Pollution Clearinghouse [external link]
    The clearinghouse is a national nonprofit organization offering extensive online noise-related resources. Its mission is to create more civil cities and more natural rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source ...more
  • Sight and Hearing Association [external link]
    The association is dedicated to preventing the needless loss of vision and hearing through effective screening, education, and research. Its Web site offers information about eye and ear issues, products, and services ...more
  • Wise Ears! Coalition [external link]
    The Coalition, of which CDC is a member, is conducting a national campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Its Web site includes information for children, teachers, parents, the public, media, and coalition members, and partners ...more
  • World Health Organization [external link]
    • Guidelines for Community Noise [external link]
      The guidelines provide information about noise sources and their measurement, the adverse health effects of noise, guideline values, and noise management ...more

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