Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs in many industries, but the people working in agriculture, mining, construction, manufacturing, utilities, transportation and the military are more exposed to dangerous levels of noise. Furthermore, studies show the risk of hearing loss increases by work duration.
In this blog, Honeywell research audiologist Jackie DiFrancesco explains the fundamentals of an effective hearing conservation program in the workplace, including:
- Noise monitoring
- Audiometric testing
- Hearing protection selection and VeriPRO fit-testing
- Employee training and education
- Record keeping
- Program evaluation