Worker empowerment and hearing loss prevention research by CDCdocs

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									   PRL Worker Empowerment &
           Education
Relates to:
• Research Goal 1:
  Hearing loss prevention
  programs
• Research Goal 2:
  Hearing protection devices
Today:
• Hearing Loss Prevention
  Unit
• Hearing Loss Simulator
             Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
PRL Hearing Loss Prevention Program

                                      Controls developed

  Exposure                                                        Engineering
                                      Controls needed
Source & Dose                                                      Controls




                                                                      Barriers to implementation
     Noisy tasks/settings




                                                                                                   Barrier solutions
                                      25% Reduction
                                     in Overexposure




Communication                                                    Empowerment
                               Barriers and needed innovations
   & PPE                                                          & Education
                                       Barrier solutions

                            Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
 Interventions and outreach with the
    Hearing Loss Prevention Unit
• Traveled to 42 sites nationwide
• Performed 5,414
  series of tests on…
  – 3,609 workers
  – 1,914 miners




                                   Orlando

             Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
        HLPU Capabilities
• Audiograms
  – 4 Benson CCA-200
    audiometers
• Earplug REAT fit-test
  – FitCheck
  – TDT System 3
  – Unique
• Training, communication,
  counseling


           Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
   Hearing Loss Simulator
Demonstration & Enhancements




       Pittsburgh Research Laboratory

								
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