OHC Curriculum

Slides and Notes 

Course Directors can now have the know-how and teaching experience of professionals in industrial hygiene, noise-control engineering and acoustics in their own Council for Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) courses.

Some curriculum topics below are difficult to explain to new occupational hearing conservationists (OHCs), but the PowerPoint® presentations and notes in these curriculum sets are valuable and efficient tools for your training programs.

Each set contains a CD with a ready-to-use presentation, speaker notes and directions for displaying animations and playing embedded sound files. However, they are not a substitute for a live speaker.


Training, Education, and Motivation of Noise-Exposed Personnel

This CD includes:

  • An overview of regulatory guidance that governs requirements for training
  • Required and optional training content
  • The process of taking training from planning to evaluation
  • Examples of practical training

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Regulations and Compensation

This CD includes:

  • Information about federal agencies and regulations for hearing conservation programs (HCPs)
  • Elements of an HCP
  • Compensation related to hearing loss

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Introduction to Hearing Conservation

This CD includes:

  • The role of CAOHC
  • The scope of the noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) problem
  • Auditory and nonauditory effects of NIHL
  • Obstacles to an effective HCP

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Role of the Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC)

This CD includes the:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the OHC
  • Limitations of the OHC
  • Roles and responsibilities of other HCP team members

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Noise Exposure Evaluation and Noise Control

This CD includes:

  • Noise exposure assessment and how it's done
  • Key terms used in noise exposure assessments and noise control
  • Tools commonly used in noise measurements
  • Basic noise-control principles

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The Physics of Sound

This CD includes:

  • Sound production and propagation
  • Terminology and concepts used to describe physical
    and psychological facets of sound
  • Definitions of hazardous noise
  • Auditory demonstrations of acoustic topics

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