Goals and Objectives
Develop the AIHA Noise Committee as the preeminent source of information and strategies to reduce occupational noise and vibration-induced illnesses and injuries.
- Discuss and Act
Discuss and act upon noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Provide education and training on noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Identify, evaluate, and comment on proposed legislation, regulations, standards, and guidelines affecting noise, vibration, and hearing conservation issues.
Learn About the Noise Committee
- Outstanding Noise Lecture: 2010: Rick Neitzel, "Improving Noise Exposure Estimates through the Use of Hybrid Assessment Techniques
- AIHA Outstanding Volunteer Group (2022, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008)
- Awarded the Shining Star Award (2014)
- Guidance document on using the correct dosimeter settings to collect noise measurement.
- Information handout summarizing the accuracy of smart devices to collect noise measurements.
- Ongoing collaboration with the big data CPAG in the form of providing large noise datasets.
- Quick Reference Guide for Noise Monitoring
Products Produced by the Group
A new edition of the Noise Manual.
- The noise committee has made a significant effort to reach out to student local sections and invite students to get involved with the committee.
- Many of our members are active in the National Hearing Conservation Association, which is an allied professional group.
- The noise committee nominates an individual to represent the committee at the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. In addition, many of our members are active in this organization.
- The noise committee also sends a representative to NIOSH’s National Occupation Research Agenda for Hearing Loss Prevention.
The noise committee consists of individuals from various professional backgrounds with experience ranging from current students to members that have been active in the field for over 30 years. We offer a forum for members to discuss relevant topics regarding noise exposure, including data collection, sampling strategy, statistical analysis, and other topics; hearing loss prevention strategies, including the implementation of engineering controls, the administration of a hearing loss prevention program, and strategies for ensuring workers can enjoy their hearing through their lifetime.
Qualifications to Join
Members must be an AIHA member in good standing. If you are interested in learning more about membership, please visit https://www.aiha.org/membership.
- OSHA Technical Manual for Noise
- NIOSH Evaluation of Smartphone Sound Measurement Applications
- Australian Noise Database
- European Noise Database
Governmental & Professional Organizations
- OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure
- NIOSH Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention
- Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation
- National Hearing Conservation Association