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NY’s Bloomberg takes aim at hearing loss from ear buds

iPods can reach noise level of jet airplanes
March 7, 2013

In an effort to head off hearing loss – particularly among young people -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a quarter-million dollar effort to warn of the dangers of using personal listening devices (PLDs) at high volumes.


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NIOSH and NHCA present 2013 hearing loss prevention awards

Innovation recognized
February 22, 2013

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), has announced this year’s winners of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™.


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Hearing damage on the rise among U.S. adolescents

February 6, 2013

Hearing loss is common and, in young persons, can compromise social development, communication skills, and educational achievement. A survey was conducted to examine the current prevalence of hearing loss in U.S. adolescents and determine whether it has changed over time, with results published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).


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Mayo Clinic: Don’t live in a cone of silence; get hearing loss help

February 5, 2013

Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age (presbycusis) is common, according to the Mayo Clinic. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to one-half of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss.


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BST CEO: We lag “woefully behind” in understanding of risk

October 29, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon, October 23, National Safety Congress and Expo attendees had the chance to see and hear Colin Duncan, CEO of BST, deliver a keynote address. Colin is responsible for driving BST’s global strategy, corporate vision, and the innovation of new methodologies and approaches to deliver sustainable safety improvements to clients the world over.


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Even a dummy knows October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October 16, 2012
 Meet Nick. Nick is a training mannequin who helps NIOSH teach young people and their families about preventing noise-induced hearing loss.


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Have a great hearing conservation program?

Nominate your company for an award
August 7, 2012

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards. ™ The awards are given by NIOSH in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association to recognize excellence in hearing loss prevention.


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Call for nominations for hearing loss prevention awards

June 5, 2012

Are you a hearing conservation hero? Have you instituted a program in your workplace to help employees avoid hearing loss (or do you know someone who has?)


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Hearing conservation award winner leverages success to expand safety programs

May 10, 2012

An Ohio safety professional said winning a high-profile award for a hearing loss prevention program she created has allowed her to build on her success and expand the program.


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Blindness: Total loss of vision is rare

April 24, 2012

The term "blindness" can have many connotations and is difficult to define precisely. To many people, blindness refers to the complete loss of vision with no remaining perception of light.


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