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CAP the noise to save your hearing!

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-102, 2010 Nov; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20037930
Abstract
This publication addresses what you can do when you are exposed to hazardous noise. Today, more than 150,000 miners have some hearing loss. By age 60, more than 75% of coal miners have a hearing impairment from exposure to noise. Once you have lost hearing due to noise, it is permanent and cannot be reversed. Because there is not pain or visible damage, you may not notice hearing loss right away. Every time you are exposed to noise, your risk of hearing loss increases. You do not have to lose your hearing if you CAP (control, avoid, and protect) the noise.
Keywords
Noise; Noise-control; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-protection; Ear-protection; Ear-protectors; Ears; Noise-exposure; Miners; Underground-miners; Auditory-feedback; Auditory-system; Hearing; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Hearing-protection; Engineering-controls; Personal-protective-equipment; Control-equipment; Control-methods; Control-systems
Publication Date
20101101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2011-102
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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