Noise & Hearing Loss Prevention: Industries & Occupations
Industries and Occupations
There are workers in every industry that are at risk for occupational hearing loss. No industry should be assumed to be free from exposure to noise and/or chemicals that can damage hearing (ototoxic chemicals). There are, however, industries and occupations in which workers are at greater risk. The NIOSH Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project publishes estimates of the percent of workers affected (prevalence) within U.S. industries and occupations and others statistics.
Below are additional resources for some of the industries and occupations that are at risk for occupational hearing loss.