NOISE AND HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

Fact Sheets

NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Program – At a glance
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2016-125 (May 2016)
This one-pager describes the hearing loss program, its priorities, and top recent accomplishments.

Occupationally-Induced Hearing Loss
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-136 (March 2010)
Statistics on hearing loss in the manufacturing industry.

Have You Heard? Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-176 (September 2007)
This brochure is designed to overview the variety of hearing protectors available and when and how to use it. It is a companion to DHHS-(NIOSH) Publication No.2007-175.

They’re Your Ears: Protect Them: Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-175 (October 2007)
This brochure is designed to increase the awareness of farmers about the relationship between farm noise and the early onset of tinnitus (e.g. ringing or buzzing in the ears) and hearing loss among farmers. It is a companion to DHHS-(NIOSH) Publication No.2007-176.

Inquiring Ears Want to Know: A Fact Sheet about Your Hearing Test
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-102 (November 2007)
This fact sheet contains important answers to frequent questions workers ask about their audiograms. It explains your audiogram (hearing test) and gives some basic information about protecting your hearing.

HPD Wellfit Fast and Accurate Fit Testing
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-179 (October 2012)
How to test your hearing protection devices for best results.

Hearing Protector Device Compendium
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-178 (October 2012)
A comprehensive, searchable listing of manufacturers’ data on hearing protection devices. The data includes mean attenuations, standard deviations of the attenuations, protector construction, materials, and other features that may aid in selection of protectors for specific situations.

NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Program, Our Research is Sound
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-174 (October 2012)
Who we are and what we do.

Page last reviewed: February 6, 2018