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Worker Empowerment Interventions for Hearing Loss Prevention - FY07

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  • Develop effective interventions to empower workers with knowledge, devices, and procedures to reduce their noise exposure and prevent hearing loss
Man taking automated hearing test

Applicable Standards

  • NIOSH 1998 noise criteria document
  • ANSI S12.13

Key Partners

  • Noise Partnership


  • UMWA
  • MSHA
  • NMA
  • BCOA
  • IUOE

Project Scope

  • Interventions will be developed and evaluated in a series of laboratory and field studies
  • Interventions will be targeted as specific behaviors (earplug donning) knowledge (understanding audiograms) or motivational states (simulated effects of noise exposure)


  • None


  • Hearing Loss Simulator and Training Guide
  • NIOSH audiogram fact sheet
  • Refereed journal articles on intervention effectiveness
  • QuickFit earplug tester
  • MultiFit multi-station hearing protector attenuation measurement system


  • None
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)