NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector Council
The NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector Council brings together individuals and organizations to share information, form partnerships, and promote adoption and dissemination of solutions that work. It was formed in 2017 for the third decade of NORA. The Council seeks to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice. Contact the Co-Chairs or NORA Coordinator with any questions, comments, or to volunteer.
International Year of Sound
The International Year of Sound was a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound in all aspects of life. Members of the NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector partnered with several institutions and professional societies in organizing an online event to facilitate the improvement of Wikipedia content related to sound. Through a partnership with the Acoustical Society of America, 80 new articles were created, more than 1000 articles were edited, the articles were viewed more than 131 million times.
The NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector focuses on prevention of occupational hearing loss due to hazardous noise exposure, ototoxic substances (chemical, pharmaceutical, metals) and the development of interventions through research in surveillance, engineering noise control, personal protective equipment and best practices.
Information is available about the NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Program, which facilitates the work of the Council.