Noise is among the oldest occupational hazards that related to the occupational hearing loss persisted today. As NIOSH celebrates its 50th anniversary, the NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Research Program looks back over 50 years of research and recommendations for preventing occupational hearing loss. The research conducted from 1972 to 2019 are listed as a conclusion.
Now the rates of occupational hearing loss have decreased but it is still a serious risk for many workers. In 2019, NIOSH published the National Occupational Research Agenda for Hearing Loss Prevention to provide a sound scientific basis for best practices in hearing loss prevention and intervention. The NOISH Hearing Loss Prevention Research team is continue to make efforts to achieve it.
The full article can be found here on CDC’s website.