Hearing Loss Prevention Program
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.
Hearing loss is prevalent in the United States, especially among noise-exposed workers. This is the first known study to quantify the disability-adjusted life years attributable to hearing impairment for noise-exposed U.S. workers, and to estimate the prevalence at each level of hearing impairment by industry sector.
NIOSH HPD Well-Fit: Measuring How Well Earplugs Work
NIOSH HPD Well-Fit is a computer based system designed to provide a hearing protector fit-test of the attenuation that a person achieves while wearing earplugs. The HPD Well-Fit is available commercially and can be licensed through the NIOSH R2P office
- Page last reviewed: January 6, 2017
- Page last updated: January 6, 2017
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of the Director