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Promoting Hearing Health among Firefighters

May 2013
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-142
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Exposure to high noise levels among firefighters is well documented and increases the risk for noise-induced hearing loss. NIOSH recommends measures to promote better hearing health through the use of quieter equipment, better work practices, hearing protection devices, and implementation of effective hearing loss prevention programs.