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11/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper presents test results from a selection of four sound restoration hearing protection devices, with the objective of determining whether they provide improved speech intelligibility to workers near certain types of mining equipment.
9/19/2012 - Training materialsLoud noise can permanently damage your hearing. It especially affects the sounds that help you understand speech. To hear what this sounds like, try these computer-generated samples.
3/1/2012 - Technology NewsThis paper describes an engineering noise control that reduces roof bolting machine (RBM) operators’ exposure to noise in underground coal mines, thereby decreasing the risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in RBM operators and nearby workers.
12/5/2010 - PC softwareA software training and communication tool for demonstrating the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss.
11/1/2010 - Brochures/flyers/pamphletsThis publication addresses what you can do when you are exposed to hazardous noise.
Hearing Loss in the Mining Industry: The Evolution of NIOSH and Bureau of Mines Hearing Loss Research1/1/2010 - Book chaptersThe NIOSH strategy expands on decades of research by its U.S. Bureau of Mines predecessors that identified some of the key issues with underground and surface noise sources.
12/1/2009 - Information CircularsThis document describes principles of noise control to operators, safety personnel, and mechanics in the mining industry so that they can evaluate the extent of a noise problem, determine the best approach, and apply the most appropriate solution.
12/1/2006 - Information CircularsThis study presents a NIOSH cross-sectional survey of noise sources and worker noise exposures, discusses the survey's application to administrative and engineering controls, and reviews exposure reduction methods.
4/2/2019 - Research projectsA project to assess whether vibration intensity can successfully be measured on heavy-duty mining equipment and the human body simultaneously using technology capable of evaluating hand-arm vibration (HAV) and its possible translation to the hearing canal.
3/1/2019 - Peer reviewed journal articlesAn article presenting an assessment of hearing conservation program compliance, and excessive noise exposure and hearing loss risks for both coal and non-coal mining divisions through evaluating MSHA citations.