Position Statements

Position Statements - Statements from 1994-2018:

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

2017 - NHCA Position Statement Recreational Firearms (Click here)

Guidelines for Audiometric Baseline Revision, Approved 2/20/2013 (Click here)

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

NHCA - Petitions OSHA to Lower Permissable Exposure Limits for Noise (Click here to see information presented by Rick Neitzel, 2009)

NHCA endorsement of the Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2009 (Click here)

NHCA comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA's proposed changes to the hearing protector labeling regulation (Click here)

NHCA - OSHA - NIOSH Alliance releases Best Practices Bulletin on Individual Fit Testing for Hearing Protectors (Click here)

NHCA comments to the Federal Railroad Administration on occupational noise exposure among railroad workers 

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

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

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

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

Guidelines for Audiometric Baseline Revision Recommended by the NHCA. Spectrum, 13 (2), p. 5 1996 (Click here)

Position Paper on National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Spectrum, 12 (4), p. 4 1995 (Click here)Position Statement on OSHA, The OSHA Noise Standard and Hearing Conservation Amendment 1910.95. Spectrum, 12 (4), p. 5 1995 (Click here)

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

Comments and Recommendations to OSHA with ASHA 1994 (Click here)

New Director of OSHA Greeted: Suggest Strengthening OSHA Noise Policy. Spectrum, 11 (2), p. 6-7 1994 Letter to Gerald Scannell on OSHA Form 200. Spectrum, 8 (2), p. 8-9 1991 

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

Position on Mining Regulations. Spectrum, 7 (3), p. 1 & 13 1990 

ACOM Publishes Position Paper on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss; NHCA Responds. Spectrum, 7 (1), p. 1 & 4 1990 (Click here)

Letters to NIOSH and OSHA Encouraging Development of Hearing Conservation Standards for Agriculture and Construction. Spectrum, 6 (2), p. 12 1989 

Response to OSHA Request for Information and Testimony on the Feasibility of Hearing Conservation Programs in the Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Industry NHCA Newsletter: May, June, July, p. 3-4 1984 

American Academy of Audiology position statement: Preventing Noise-Induced Occupational Hearing Loss.