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NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator
The NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator is a software training and communication tool for promoting hearing loss prevention. It allows a user or trainer to demonstrate the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss.

NIOSH Noise Meter
This Flash application plays different sounds and sound intensities of everyday objects, and shows how long it takes before a particular sound level becomes dangerous to the human ear.


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NIOSH Poster update Buy Quiet Poster - English version Buy Quiet poster - Spanish version

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Hearing Loss is PreventableCdc-pdf [PDF – 9 MB]

La Perdida Auditiva Es EvitableCdc-pdf [PDF – 9 MB]


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Noise Infographics

Science Blog

Hear and Now: The Noise Safety Challenge

Measuring the Impact of Hearing Loss on Quality of Life

Understanding Noise Exposure Limits: Occupational vs. General Environmental Noise

Turn it Down: Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders Among Musicians

A Story of Impact….

Collecting Data on Worker Hearing Loss: Epidemiology in Action

First, Do No Harm: Temporary Threshold Shift Screening Is Not Worth the Risk

Buy Quiet Update

So How Accurate Are These Smartphone Sound Measurement Apps?

NIOSH HPD Well-Fit™: The Future is Fit-Testing

Even a Dummy Knows October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Safety and Health in the Theater: Keeping Tragedy out of the Comedies…and Musicals…and Dramas

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These Go to Eleven

High Speeds, Higher Decibels

Vuvuzelas: What’s the Buzz?

Workplace Hearing Loss

Take Aim at Protecting Yourself

Are your ears really protected? Find out with NIOSH’s QuickFitWeb

Page last reviewed: February 6, 2018