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Creating a Positive Workplace for Hard-of-Hearing Employees

10/9/18 10:50 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health, Hearing Health

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Those who haven’t lived it can only imagine how difficult work must be for someone with severe hearing impairment. Whether you’re sitting in a desk all day, standing behind a counter, or operating heavy machinery, hearing is essential to any job.

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Q3 Occupational Hearing Health News & Research Roundup

8/14/18 11:38 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health, Research

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When it comes to hearing health in the workplace, it’s crucial to be in the know about the latest news and research. To help you cut through the clutter, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the biggest stories related to workplace hearing health over the past few months. Check them out below!

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How to Assess Safe Noise Levels in the Workplace

8/9/18 1:24 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health

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According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), millions of workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. While we tend to think of the health repercussions of hearing loss first, as we should, there are also negative financial effects to consider, particularly in the workplace.

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10 Professions that Most Contribute to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

6/19/18 9:34 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health

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Many professions come with risks and hazards, whether you’re a police officer, firefighter, truck driver, or even an office worker. And while some risks are less serious than others – think Carpal Tunnel – none of the aforementioned careers made our list of top jobs that contribute most to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 22 million Americans are prone to hearing damage because of workplace noise. In many cases, that continual exposure, whether you get used to it or not, can lead to permanent hearing loss. And while genetics and old age both play a role in hearing loss, it’s the kind of repetitive noises we experience 40 hours a week that often contribute to NIHL.

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Best Practices to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in the Workplace

3/27/18 2:56 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health

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These Tips Can Help People In Very Noisy Workplaces

Do you have any idea how many people occupational hearing specialists for American workplaces can help?

Let’s look at some facts as we figure out the answer. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 22 million Americans are exposed to “potentially damaging” noise in the workplace every year. About one-third of Americans in these kinds of workplaces do, in fact, experience noise-induced hearing loss, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported.
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Q1 Occupational Hearing Health News & Research Roundup

3/23/18 4:50 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health, Research

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How to Protect Employee Hearing And Preserve Situational Awareness

2/6/18 3:15 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health

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When you think about hearing loss, you probably don’t think you’re in much danger at your job. But for people who work in manufacturing, construction, agriculture, the military and even the entertainment business, there is a huge risk to their hearing every day.

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