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Noise in the workplace accounts for the vast majority of noise induced hearing loss in the community. Hearing loss usually occurs gradually, over years, and it’s mostly painless, so by the time the damage is done, it is too late. While there is no cure for hearing loss, it can be prevented by proactively managing exposure to hazardous noise levels.
Topics covered include: Understanding How Sound Works; Hearing Loss and Health Effects; Hazardous Noise; Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment; Reducing Noise; Personal Hearing Protection; Proper Use of PPE; and Audiometric Testing.