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NIOSH Presents Hearing Loss Prevention Awards

February 26, 2019

NIOSH Presents Hearing Loss Prevention Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™.

   The award was presented to Kurt Yankaskas, Program Management Officer with the Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Research Program (NIHL) of the Office of Naval Research, on February 9th at the Annual Hearing Conservation Conference in Dallas, TX. Safe-in-Sound Awards honor those who have contributed to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus through effective practices or innovations directed towards those who are exposed to noise at work. NIOSH recommends removing hazardous noise from the workplace whenever possible and implementing an effective hearing loss prevention program in those situations where dangerous noise exposures have not yet been controlled or eliminated.
   —Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-02-07-19.html to learn more about this.