NHCA Position Statements

Recreational/Community Noise and Hearing Health - General Public

  • 2018: NHCA Position Statement Prevention of Music-Induced Hearing Disorders (Click here)

  • 2017: NHCA Position Statement Recreational Firearms (Click here)

  • 2009: NHCA endorses the Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2009 (Click here)

  • 1997: Quiet Communities Act of 1997. Spectrum, 14 (2) 1997 (Click here)

  • 1997: Auditory Hazards of Air Bags. Spectrum, 14 (2) 1997 (Click here)

Occupational Hearing Conservation - Audiometric Review

  • 2013: Guidelines for Audiometric Baseline Revision (Click here)

  • 2011: NHCA Guidelines for Recording Hearing Loss on the OSHA 300 Log (Click here)

  • 1996: NHCA Guidelines for Audiometric Baseline Revision. Spectrum, 13 (2), p. 5 1996 (Click here)
              Note: This document has been rescinded and superseded by the 2013 Guideline (see above)

  • 1990: American College of Occupational Medicine (ACOM) Publishes Position Paper on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss; NHCA Responds. Spectrum, 7 (1), p. 1 & 4 1990 (Click here)  


Occupational Noise - Damage Risk & Rulemaking

  • 2010: NHCA Petitions OSHA to Lower Permissible Exposure Limits for Noise (Click here)

  • 2002: NHCA comments to OSHA regarding the 2002 ANPR on Construction Hearing Conservation, made as part of the Coalition to Protect Workers' Hearing (Click here)

  • 1999: Position Statement on NIDCD Strategic Planning. Spectrum, 16 (2) 1999 (Click here)

  • 1995: Position Paper on National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Spectrum, 12 (4), p. 4 1995 (Click here)

  • 1995: Position Statement on OSHA and its Noise Standard and Hearing Conservation Amendment 1910.95. Spectrum, 12 (4), p. 5 1995 (Click here)

  • 1994: Comments, in conjunction with American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), to OSHA (Click here)

  • 1994: New Director of OSHA Greeted: Suggest Strengthening OSHA Noise Policy. Spectrum, 11 (2), p. 6-7 1994 (Click here)

  • 1991: Letter to Gerald Scannell regarding OSHA Form 200. Spectrum, 8 (2), p. 8-9 1991 (Click here)

  • 1991: NHCA Says OSHA Hearing Loss Criterion Too Lenient. Spectrum, 8 (3), p. 5 1991 (Click here)

  • 1990: NHCA Position on Mining Regulations. Spectrum, 7 (3), p. 1 & 13 1990  (Click here)

  • 1989: NHCA Letters to NIOSH and OSHA Encouraging both Research on, and the Development of Hearing Conservation Standards for Agriculture and Construction. Spectrum, 6 (2), p. 12 1989  (Click here)

Occupational Hearing Conservation - Hearing Protection

  • 2009: NHCA comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding proposed changes to the hearing protector labeling regulation (Click here)

  • 2008: NHCA/OSHA/NIOSH Alliance releases Best Practices Bulletin on Individual Fit Testing for Hearing Protectors (Click here)

  • 1995: EPA Action Urged on the NRR. Spectrum, 12 (3), p. 23 & 24 1995 (Click here)