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Program Description

The mission of the NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector Research Program is to provide national and world leadership to reduce the prevalence of occupational hearing loss. The program strives to fulfill its mission through:

  • High Quality Research: NIOSH will continually strive for high quality research and prevention activities that will lead to reductions in occupational hearing loss.
  • Practical Solutions: The NIOSH hearing loss prevention cross-sector is committed to the development of practical solutions to the complex problems that cause occupational hearing loss.
  • Partnerships: We recognize that collaborative efforts in partnership with labor, industry, government, and other stakeholders are usually the best means of achieving successful outcomes. Fostering these partnerships is a cornerstone of the NIOSH hearing loss prevention cross-sector research program.
  • Research to Practice ( r2p ): We believe that our research only realizes its true value when put into practice. Every research project within the NIOSH hearing loss prevention cross-sector program employs a strategy to promote the transfer and translation of research findings into prevention practices and products that will be adopted in the workplace.