The latest printing of the Hearing Conservation Manual 4th edition is here! If you’re a member of a hearing conservation team in industry, military or mining – including occupational hearing conservationists, audiologists, physicians, industrial hygienists, acoustical engineers, safety engineers, and others – this manual will assist you in the front-line defense against hearing loss in your workers.
The 4th edition contains invaluable information & significant revisions including (“starred” items are new in the 2nd printing):
- * New guidance on infection control
- * Latest information on recordability and baseline revision
- How to set-up & maintain a hearing conservation program
- How the hearing conservation team works to prevent hearing loss
- Updated and expanded regulatory information from OSHA & MSHA
- Quick reference table comparing OSHA/MSHA/NIOSH
- OSHA and MSHA program compliance checklists
- 3 American National Standard Institute (ANSI) documents
- NHCA guidelines for revision of baseline audiograms
- A recent survey of workers’ compensation regulations in North America
- Expanded information on audiometric equipment & procedures; noise measuring instrumentation;
and hearing protectors
- Reprints of valuable articles on hard to test workers, tips for fitting hearing protectors, and noise controls
- Updated photos and graphs
- References to valuable website and useful documents in print
Alice H. Suter, PhD served as a Senior Bioacoustical Scientist in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Noise Abatement and Control. As Manager of the Noise Standard at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), she was the chief author of the Hearing Conservation amendment to the noise standard (29 CRF 1910.95).
Elliott H. Berger, MS, is the Senior Scientist for Auditory Research at E•A•R / Aearo Technologies, where for over 30 years he has studied noise and hearing conservation, with an emphasis on hearing protection. He chairs the ANSI working group on hearing protectors.