Journal spotlights NIOSH’s work on occupational hearing loss prevention

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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:

Each of the seven articles is free to download.

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Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication

Nomination period opens for Safe-in-Sound award


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Washington — NIOSH, along with the National Hearing Conservation Association and the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award.

The award recognizes organizations and professionals who implement effective practices or innovations that contribute to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus on the job.

To submit a nomination, email a letter describing the initiatives and successes of a hearing loss prevention program to Safe-in-Sound Review Committee coordinator Scott Schneider at Nomination letters are due June 8. Self-nominations also are accepted.

Nominees will be notified and asked to complete an online application. All requisite documentation must be submitted by July 15. The winner will be recognized at NHCA’s next annual conference, scheduled for Feb. 11-13 in Albuquerque, NM.