Hearing loss

Hazardous noise can destroy the ability to hear clearly and can also make it more difficult to hear sounds necessary for working safely, such as instructions or warning signals.

Managing the risks related to noise will assist in:

  • protecting workers from hearing loss and disabling tinnitus (ringing in the ears or head)
  • improving the conditions for communication and hearing warning sounds
  • creating a less stressful and more productive work environment. 

Resources

See Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work on our Code of Practice page.

Occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss in Australia

National Hazard Exposure Worker Surveillance – Noise exposure and the provision of noise control measures in Australian workplaces

Tasmanian Deaf Society