Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program

Did you know...

  • Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable but once acquired, hearing loss is permanent and irreversible (
  • Occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States
  • Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work
  • An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker’s compensation for hearing loss disability (

What can you do?

  • Be aware of your surroundings and know the noise level you are being exposed to
  • Protect yourself! Follow recommended limits on the amount of time you spend exposed to noise AND wear your hearing protection
  • Participate in hearing screenings that your employer offers
  • Protect your ears at home, too. Keep music volume on your headphones to a moderate level

How Loud is Too Loud?
Noise Meter
Prevention Programs


Cal Fire Patient Scheduler


AMPAC Scheduler