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6/8/2022 - PC softwareA software training and communication tool for demonstrating the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss.
11/1/2012 - 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.
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.
3/1/2023 - Research projectsA project to identify and remediate actual and perceived barriers to full implementation of hearing conservation programs at surface stone, sand, and gravel mines.
12/21/2022 - Research projectsResearch to identify what the mining industry needs to to do to reduce noise exposure and prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss among U.S. miners.