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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: July 2017

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found moderate-quality evidence that training workers to use earplugs correctly reduces short-term noise exposure. Researchers also found very low-quality evidence that legislation to reduce noise levels in workplaces and better use of hearing protection devices through hearing loss prevention programs can reduce the risk of hearing loss.

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Verbeek, J. H., Kateman, E., Morata, T. C., Dreschler, W. A. & Mischke, C. (2012). Interventions to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (7). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006396.pub4.