In 2007, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) to create a series of awards for excellence or innovation in hearing loss prevention.
END USER: Richard Willson, Noise at Work Consultant for TESS, The Event Safety Shop. Richard is one of the UK’s most experienced Festival noise specialists having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious events such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds & Reading Festivals, Festival Republic and BBC events.
The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has announced the members of its 2014 Executive Council. “The new NHCA Executive Council represents the diversity of our membership and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the practice of hearing loss prevention,” said NHCA incoming President Beth Cooper.
The doseBadge is the original wireless personal noise dosemeter and is the ideal instrument for personal noise exposure measurements. The doseBadge will measure, store and calculate the parameters essential for compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations including LAeq, LCPeak & LEP,d.
Hyperacusis is a condition that causes a person to be unable to tolerate everyday noise levels without pain. This condition may be initiated by a disease, by an acoustic trauma event (loud noise exposure), or induced by certain drugs. Hyperacusis Research is the only non-profit dedicated to researching noise-induced pain, which is an under-recognized consequence of overexposure to noise.
From the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team website: “Sunday, November 27th 2005 in a dramatic overtime win, the Seahawks defeated the New York Giants who were called for 11 false start penalties and 3 missed field goals — Courtesy of the 12th MAN’s vocal support.
Earlier this fall, Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field broke the world record for loudest stadium crowd with a brain-rattling 136.6 decibels. Weeks later, Kansas City Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium upped the antie with 137.5 piercing decibels of their own.
Youngsters could be risking permanent hearing loss by listening music in loud volume, a latest study reveals. The UK study showed that around 60 percent of youngsters are risking their hearing power to loud music.