Causes, Consequences, and Costs of Occupational Hearing Loss

Noise

Hearing loss is the third-most common chronic physical health condition in the United States behind hypertension and arthritis, and about a quarter of that hearing loss is attributed to exposure to noise in the workplace.

The purpose of this whitepaper is to consider the socio-economic burden of noise-induced hearing loss on both workers and businesses, examining its causes, the risks it poses, and strategies for mitigating it.


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