This topic explains the condition of occupational noise-induced hearing loss. Excessive noise exposure at the workplace is the most common cause of occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL is a permanent hearing impairment resulting from prolonged exposure to high levels of noise. The impact of hearing loss also affects organisational and national productivity. Provision of Occupational Safety and Health (Noise Exposure) Regulations 2019 has been implemented to secure the impact of noise among the employees.

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Keywords: Excessive noise; air pressure variation; amplitude; audiogram; audiometric test; continuous sound; decibel (db); dosimeter; fluctuating sound; frequency; hearing conservation programme (hcp); impulse sound

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Date added to OUM OER: 28 Apr 2022
Date Modified in OUM OER: 28 Apr 2022
Subject Matter Expert: Dr Yusof Omar
Submitter: Zulhairi Salih
Technical Format: H5P
License : CC BY-NC-ND

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