William Shatner has it. Pete Townshend has it. And there's a good chance that one of your workers (or even you) might have it.
It's tinnitus—the clinical term for ringing in the ears.
Loud workplace noise is one possible cause of tinnitus and hearing loss. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 16 percent of hearing loss worldwide is attributable to occupational noise exposure.
While excessive noise is present in many work environments, manufacturing sectors record some of the highest rates of noise-induced hearing loss globally.
To minimize the risk of noise-induced hearing loss, it's important for organizations, employers and individuals to understand how they can better protect themselves and their employees from excessive noise in the workplace.
For more, read "The Importance of Properly Fitting Hearing Protection"
in sister publication EHS Today.