Hearing Conservation - Overview
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Our ability to hear is dependent on the delicate structures of the inner ear. Sound waves cause these tiny structures to vibrate, sending messages to our brain, which interprets these signals into the sounds we hear. Exposure to excessive levels of noise can damage these delicate structures and cause permanent hearing loss. To help prevent work-related hearing loss, OSHA has enacted regulations for general industry and construction workers that regulate occupational noise exposure.
Topics include how our hearing works, the steps OSHA has taken to help reduce work-related hearing loss, the best way to prevent hearing loss while on the job, and how to check if hearing loss has occurred.