Washington — A special issue of the journal Seminars in Hearing “shines a light” on NIOSH’s efforts to prevent on-the-job hearing loss.
“This special issue recognizes the dedication of NIOSH researchers to prevent a debilitating work-related illness that impacts millions of workers,” NIOSH Director John Howard said in a press release. “It is our hope it will inspire others to join efforts to protect workers’ hearing.”
The agency estimates that 22 million workers face exposure to hazardous noise each year, and around 10 million are exposed to solvents that contribute to hearing loss.
Inside the issue:
- A history of NIOSH’s efforts to prevent work-related hearing loss
- Recent work of the agency’s Hearing Loss Prevention Program in the mining sector
- Health-hazard evaluations of continuous and impact noise exposures, as well as low frequency noise
Each of the seven articles is free to download.
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Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication