Noise and Hearing Conservation

  • 7 hour course, no prerequisites

Noise expo­sure is a very com­mon haz­ard at most work­places. In spite of well defined require­ments to lim­it work­ers’ expo­sure to ele­vat­ed noise lev­els, over­ex­po­sure to noise remains com­mon and the inci­dence of occu­pa­tion­al noise-induced hear­ing loss con­tin­ues to be con­cern. This course pro­vides a more detailed and in-depth review of the sub­ject of noise and hear­ing con­ser­va­tion and builds upon the mate­ri­als pre­sent­ed in the core course: Fun­da­men­tals of Occu­pa­tion­al Hygiene.

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the main principles of sound and sound transmission.
  • Explain the health effects associated with excessive noise exposure, including temporary and permanent threshold shifts, hearing loss, and other physiological effects.
  • Identify noise hazards in the workplace, distinguishing between nuisance noise and damaging noise.
  • Understand the legislative requirements related to assessment and control strategies.
  • Discuss strategies to ensuring hearing loss prevention and describe the major elements of a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP).
  • Describe the methods for assessing noise hazards including a review and hands-on demonstration of types of noise assessment equipment.
  • Review of noise measuring procedures and requirements and limitations of audiometric testing.
  • Identify noise control techniques and selection, describe the fitting and care of hearing protective devices, and understand how these elements fit into an integrated hearing loss prevention/hearing conservation program.
Take note:

  • A scientific calculator is required for this class (note that there are several options of scientific calculator apps available for smart phones).
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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New course schedules are released each June and October.

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