Related Organizations   The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. 



The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc is the primary association for the largest group of health care professionals serving the workplace.  AAOHN is dedicated to advancing and maximizing the health, safety and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses. The mission of AAOHN is to advance the profession of occupational and environmental health nursing through five pillars: education and research; professional practice/ethics; communications; governmental issues; and alliances.

    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.    

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) is a professional organization dedicated to providing consumer safety and protection by offering credentialing to those working to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

CAOHC’s certified occupational hearing conservationists (OHCs), Professional Supervisors of the Audiometric Monitoring Program (PS/As), and Course Directors (CDs) provide training, consultation, audiometric testing and hearing protection fitting in occupational settings such as manufacturing plants, mobile health testing vans, occupational health clinics and other facilities with exposure to high noise levels.

Today, more than 21,000 OHCs, PS/As and CDs are working to protect the hearing of workers throughout North America and around the globe.    

The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.

The project is built upon an innovative collaboration between basic science researchers, clinicians, museum educators, health communication experts, civic leaders, teachers, public health professionals, and volunteers in a unique public/private partnership. Current partners are the Oregon Hearing Research Center at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Portland State University (Department of Health Communications), and University of Northern Colorado.


The Hearing Center of Excellence fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation and research of hearing loss and auditory injury. It supports the development, exchange and adoption of best practices, research, measures of effectiveness and clinical care guidelines to reduce the prevalence and cost of hearing loss and tinnitus among warriors and veterans. Click here for more information. Follow us on Twitter:| Follow us on Facebook:

     The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure "every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources." Click here for more information.    

Military Audiology Association goals:

To advance the profession of audiology within the US Department of Defense by:

  • disseminating knowledge and information
  • promoting quality health care
  • protecting and maintaining the hearing sensitivity of those exposed to hazardous levels of noise
  • establishing and maintaining cooperation among medical, biological, engineering and other sciences associated with the profession of audiology
  • and to further professional growth and social contact among audiologists and other allied professionals
    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering. NIOSH works closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor to protect American workers and miners.

  In 2007, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH) has partnered with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) to create an award for Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention.  This award is called the Safe-In-Sound Award.  

Objectives: The objectives of this award are to recognize organizations that document measurable achievements in hearing loss prevention programs, and to obtain and disseminate information on their real world successes.