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Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
1.4 new cases of occupational hearing loss per 10,000 full-time workers (2019)

Target:
1.4 per 10,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
1.7 new cases of occupational hearing loss per 10,000 full-time workers occurred in 2016

Reduce new cases of occupational hearing loss

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Every year in the United States, millions of workers are exposed to loud noises or chemicals that can affect their hearing. As a result, hearing loss is one of the most common work-related health problems. Strategies to reduce noise to safe levels in workplaces and to make sure people use hearing protection can prevent work-related hearing loss.