Mission and Vision


Advancing best practices in occupational hearing conservation worldwide, through credentialing, standards, education, and advocacy.


Our vision is a world without occupational hearing loss.

Overview of CAOHC

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) is a guiding entity of occupational hearing conservation in the United States and across the globe. The main objective of CAOHC is to educate, inform, and guide industry and those serving industry on successful implementation of occupational hearing conservation programs and prevention of occupational hearing loss. The CAOHC Council develops certification training, educational resources, professional guidelines and standards of practice for those overseeing hearing conservation programs (see the list below with links).

Representatives making up CAOHC

  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)
  • Military Audiology Association (MAA)

      CAOHC consists of two representatives from each of the organizations listed above.

Click here for Quick Links and descriptions of Training, Education and Resources


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