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Noise induced hearing loss and hearing conservation

Of all of the occupational health issues facing organizations today, Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the most common. Despite its prevalence throughout many different industries, and the fact that it is completely preventable, the numbers of employees that are suffering from NIHL continues to grow every year.


This paper will provide a definition of noise, discuss why NIHL is important, describe the different impacts of noise, and look to determine some best practices in implementing and improving a hearing conservation program.


Download this whitepaper and learn:

  • Why Noise Induced Hearing Loss is important.
  • How NIHL occurs, and what impact it can have on employees.
  • What a hearing conservation program should look to do.

About the Author

Meghan Cairns, ROH

Prior to joining Medgate, Meghan worked for 5 years as an Environmental Coordinator and 8 years as Industrial Hygiene Coordinator and at a major global gold mining company. She worked to develop a comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Program at the site and implemented all aspects of the program. She was also the system administrator and trainer for Medgate at the site.

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