$215 Member/$265 Non-Member

Recorded in June 2020, the goal of this course is to share what works in hearing loss prevention to meet compliance requirements and, ultimately, truly prevent work-related hearing losses. Attendees taking this course will learn from CAOHC experts in all areas of occupational hearing conservation. This course will discuss the: a) tools to create, manage, and improve your occupational hearing conservation program; b) the roles and responsibilities in an occupational HC program; c) current standard of care that exists; d) continuous improvement ideas; and e) best practices to date.

The Counsel for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) is comprised of: 1) American Academy of Audiology; 2) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; 3) American Association of Occupational Health Nurses; 4) American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; 5) American Industrial Hygiene Association; 6) American Society of Safety Engineers; 7) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; 8) Institute of Noise Control Engineering; and 9) Military Audiology Association.

Course outline

  • Introduction to Sound
  • Noise Measurements and Control
  • The Effects of Noise and the Conservation of Hearing
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Ear
  • Hearing Protection Devices
  • Use and Care of Hearing Protection Devices
  • Causes and Management of Hearing Disorders
  • Planning the Audiometric Monitoring Program
  • The Audiometric Monitoring Program
  • Understanding Audiograms
  • Training and Motivation
  • Standards and Regulations
  • The Problem Audiogram
  • Occupational Hearing Conservation Team
  • The Hearing Conservation Program
  • Recordkeeping and Program Evaluation

Course outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Develop a better understanding of hearing loss prevention.
  • Describe the best practices as part of the standard of care for hearing loss prevention.
  • Implement new hearing loss prevention tools and processes.
  • Introduce improved compliance efforts to prevent hearing loss.

Who will benefit

Those that are new to hearing conservation (i.e., assigned responsibility but have little or no knowledge of the subject) and those with experience (knowledgeable, but want a refresher/update) in hearing conservation efforts.


Learners are required to purchase a copy of “CAOHC's "Hearing Conservation Manual", 5th edition”, as it will be used during the course. PLEASE NOTE: A PDF version of this text is not available.***

Time to complete

Participants will have 90 days from the date of purchase to view the session recordings and submit the online evaluation for credit.


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Andrew Perkins

Andrew D. Perkins M.S., CIH, CSP, COHC Mr. Perkins has worked in the Occupational Safety and Health field since 1999 and is currently Corporate, Senior Industrial Hygienist at Alabama Power a Southern Company. Andrew holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and a MS in Occupational Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene from Murray State University in Murray Kentucky. He has earned the professional credentials of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. In his current role he provides Industrial Hygiene services to Alabama Power and Southern Company’s electrical generation, transmission, distribution and supporting organizations. He was previously employed with Briggs and Stratton in Murray, KY from 1999 to 2004 and Vulcan Materials Company located in Birmingham, AL from 2004 to 2013. His work has allowed him to have responsibility for company-wide quality and effectiveness of Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene work being provided at over 700 locations in more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico for companies with up to 42,000 employees.