Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Hearing Loss Prevention Training Information


Employees exposed to noise levels of 85 dBA TWA or higher are required to attend Hearing Loss Prevention training. Supervisors shall ensure that employees attend the required training.


Training is required annually.

Regulated Content

  • The effects of noise on hearing,
  • The purpose of hearing protection devices (HPDs),
  • The advantages, disadvantages, and attenuation of various HPDs,
  • Instructions on HPD selection, fitting, use, and care,
  • The purpose of audiometric testing, and
  • An explanation of the audiometric test procedures.