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NOISE AND HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

	worker wearing hearing protection

About Us

Mission

To provide national and world leadership to reduce the prevalence of occupational hearing loss through a focused program of research and prevention.

Vision

To reach every occupational noise exposed worker in the US with NIOSH knowledge and technology.

The Hearing Loss Prevention Team:

  • Provides accurate information on hazardous noise levels, ototoxicants and effective hearing loss prevention strategies
  • Assesses the performance of various types of hearing protectors and make the information available to the public
  • Controls and reduce noise produced by various types of industrial machinery and tools
  • Understands the effect of impulsive noise on hearing loss and accurately measure the exposures
  • Prevents worker exposures to hazardous noise levels
  • Evaluates and recommend effective hearing loss prevention programs
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