Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the most common cause of hearing loss and is a common phenomenon in workers across industries. Since 1958, the Noise Manual has been the premier resource for those interested in preventing NIHL in the workplace.
The 6th edition of The Noise Manual (2022) is comprised of four sections:
- Fundamentals of Sound, Vibration, Hearing, and Ototoxicity;
- Elements of Hearing Loss Prevention;
- Noise Interference and Communication; and
- Standards, Regulations, and Workers’ Compensation.
Thirty-five expert authors have contributed 21 new or significantly revised chapters. Individual chapters are dedicated to regulatory mandated hearing conservation program components such as noise measurement, noise control engineering, selection and fitting of hearing protection devices, audiometric monitoring, education and motivation, and program effectiveness. Other chapters cover more advanced topics in hearing protector fit testing, impulse noise, ototoxicity and otoprotection, and auditory situation awareness and speech communication in noise.
After this webinar, participants will have an updated understanding of:
- Discuss the relevance of The Noise Manual, 6th edition with regard to their professional skills and duties.
- Identify best practices in topic areas relevant to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
- Recognize the complexity of hearing loss prevention that extends beyond mere regulatory compliance.
- List one aspect of their job where The Noise Manual, 6th edition would be a valuable resource.