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Hearing Research - Current Insights

  • Brian Moore has recently published a review of the unique audiometric characteristics of hearing loss demonstrated by noise-exposed military veterans. Moore, Brian C.J. (2020). Diagnosis and quantification of military noise-induced hearing loss, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 148, 884.

  • NIOSH researchers, along with a world-wide consortium of colleagues, have published an evaluation of ISO Standard 1999 (2013) predictions of noise-induced permanent threshold shift (NIPTS) in workers exposed to various types of high-intensity noise levels, and the role of the kurtosis metric in assessing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Zhang et al. (2020). New Metrics Needed in the Evaluation of Hearing Hazard Associated With Industrial Noise Exposure, Ear and Hearing: August 19, 2020 – Published Online Ahead of Print.

UKHCA Newsletter

Our sister organization, UKHCA, has begun publishing their own newsletter. To see what they are doing in the UK, click here to download their latest newsletter! 


Hearing Research - Current Insights


Sound Postcard

For your audio interlude of the day,  click here to enjoy the soothing sounds of a dawn soundscape in Rocky Mountain National Park. To read more about the National Park Service and the work of their Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division, check out “Sound Profiles” in our most recent issue of Spectrum.

Photo credit: Rocky Mountain National Park,


Virginia Issues Mandatory COVID-19 Safety Rule 

Virginia’s State OSHA Program is the first state-administered program to issue a mandatory COVID-19 safety rule for general workplaces. This emergency temporary standard, 16VAC25-220, became effective July 27, 2020. Guidance from federal OSHA may be accessed via the COVID-19 topic page.

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