About NHCA

NHCA Mission:

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. 

We strive to accomplish this mission through a variety of strategies. 
Some of these strategies are:

  1. To provide professional development by improving the skills, practices, and services of the members of the Association,

  2. To provide education and encourage research in noise and hearing conservation,

  3. To stimulate the exchange of information among those involved with hearing conservation, disseminate information to professionals and others, and to provide a resource center for those inquiring about the prevention of hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors,

  4. To promote the development of improved and more effective occupational hearing conservation programs,

  5. To develop guidelines and monitor and participate in standards, regulatory, and legislative activity, and

  6. To advance the role and position of NHCA members as providers of hearing conservation services.

  7. To increase communication among our members.

Who We Are:

We are good people sharing a common vision—preventing NIHL. NHCA's members reflect the cross-functional nature of hearing conservation, with expertise in various areas.

NHCA was formed in June of 1976, at that time designated as the Hearing Conservation Association, and incorporated in the state of Florida on July 8, 1976. The organization changed its name to the National Hearing Conservation Association in 1981. The founders of NHCA were mainly audiologists and otolaryngologists who were concerned with the serious problem of noise-induced hearing impairment resulting from occupational exposure to noise. The Association was created to provide a forum where professionals with similar interests could share information and gain increased insights regarding occupational hearing conservation.

  • Audiologists
  • Engineers
  • Industrial hygienists
  • Safety professionals
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Others

At the bottom line, however, NHCA is a group of passionate hearing conservationists willing to share their expertise in the quest for the prevention of hearing loss.

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