The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established the Hearing Conservation Standard (29 CFR 1910.95) in an effort to protect workers from exposure to noise. This regulation became effective in 1981 and has been revised many times more than the past 30+ years. The elements of the regulation assist employers in developing a plan to care for their employees and their hearing.
What are the potential early warning signs of hearing loss?
· Do people appear to “mumble” when you are speaking with them?
· Do you frequently say "What?" or "Huh?" when spoken to?
· Do you like the TV and radio volume louder?
· Do you have trouble hearing in noisy rooms, such as in restaurants or at sporting events?
Tomorrow we will continue this mini series with the discussion of the three types of hearing loss.