Status: Target met or exceeded
Most Recent Data:
1.4 new cases of occupational hearing loss per 10,000 full-time workers (2019)
1.4 per 10,000
1.7 new cases of occupational hearing loss per 10,000 full-time workers occurred in 2016
Reduce new cases of occupational hearing loss
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.
Workgroup: Occupational Safety and Health Workgroup