Noise Measurement Course

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, you will understand:

  • Why we measure noise
  • The importance of noise exposure information in hearing conservation program (HCP)  management
  • How to select measurement equipment and procedures appropriate for your environment
  • Terms used to describe noise and noise exposure

This course is not intended to make you an expert in acoustics or noise-control engineering. You will, however, know how to:

  • Make basic noise measurements
  • Make appropriate decisions about who should be in your HCP
  • Identify basic noise problems and manage these issues
  • Report what you measure in a meaningful way

This course will not teach you how to operate your specific noise-measurement equipment. We recommend that you contact either a noise-control engineer or an industrial hygienist in your area for professional guidance if you have questions beyond the scope of this course.