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10/22/2016 - Research projectsA project to develop, evaluate, and implement engineering controls to reduce noise over-exposures among haul truck and LHD operators.
4/26/2016 - News and announcementsCelebrate International Noise Awareness Day and learn about resources to reduce noise exposure and prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
3/1/2016 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article by NIOSH discusses a software program that estimates the loss of hearing ability caused by occupational noise exposures.
12/17/2013NIOSH-developed technology reduces drilling noise for coal mine roof bolting machines by 3-5 decibels. A drill bit isolator using this technology is now commercially available.
3/1/2013 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH researchers have developed a suite of noise controls for vibrating screens consisting of constrained layer damping (CLD) treatments, a tuned mechanism suspension, an acoustic enclosure, and spring inserts.
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9/27/2012 - Conferences, workshops, and seminarsNIOSH Workshop on Hearing Loss Prevention in Mining - 2006
9/7/2012 - Conferences, workshops, and seminarsWorkshop on Hearing Loss Prevention in Mining - 2005
9/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper describes the results of initial testing of the NIOSH Multifit4 system that was designed to be used as a tool by qualified researchers to evaluate hearing protector training and fit interventions at worksites.
2/1/2010 - Conference papersNIOSH has developed several new hearing loss prevention tools and interventions that specifically target behavioral and attitudinal barriers that keep miners from effectively acting to prevent their own hearing loss.