Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Sep;60(9):e498-e501. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001423.


: Occupational hearing loss is preventable through a hierarchy of controls, which prioritize the use of engineering controls over administrative controls and personal protective equipment. The occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) physician plays a critical role in the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This position statement clarifies current best practices in the diagnosis of occupational NIHL.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / etiology
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Noise, Occupational / adverse effects*
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Occupational Health / standards*
  • Occupational Medicine / standards*
  • Physician's Role