Learn More About Hearing Conservation

Hearing conservation is the prevention of hearing loss. Although traditional hearing conservation efforts have focused solely on noise in the workplace, the goal of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is to prevent ALL hearing loss - whether it results from workplace noise or other environmental factors - in all sectors of society. NHCA strives to be the premier resource for individuals involved in hearing loss prevention.

Resources in Hearing Conservation

NHCA has worked with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop an "e-tool" on hearing conservation which is now available on the OSHA website. OSHA also has other materials available on noise and hearing conservation.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a useful page on Work-Related Hearing Loss. NIOSH also provides many other useful documents and materials on hearing conservation. Click here to access.

Hearing Conservation Assistance from NHCA

There are a number of NHCA members who provide consulting services, including guidance on developing hearing conservation programs and materials. In addition, NHCA has developed educational materials on hearing conservation, including a series of practical guides on hearing conservation topics. 

Learn about Hearing Conservation at the Only National Hearing Conservation Conference in the U.S.

One of the best opportunities for learning about effective hearing conservation programs and efforts is the annual NHCA conference. The 2019 NHCA conference will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas from February 7-9, 2019. This conference represents an excellent opportunity to meet other hearing conservation professionals and to get updated on the latest research and best practices. Click here for more information.

Hearing Conservation Information Available Only to NHCA Members

Membership in NHCA provides access to a number of useful members-only resources, including Spectrum, the publication of NHCA, proceedings of previous conferences, access to draft guidelines and recommended practices, a searchable online membership directory, and more.

There are a number of other organizations involved in hearing conservation-related efforts. However, NHCA is the only organization dedicated to preventing hearing loss from all sources.

Click here for more information on becoming a member of NHCA.