NIHL Australia - Slides
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major compensable industrial disease in Australia, which has severe impact – sufferers have trouble communicating, can become socially isolated and experience a substantial reduction in their quality of life. As well as the negative affects directly associated with the individual affected, NIHL also has substantial economic costs. Exposure to excessive noise causes increased employee turnover and absenteeism as well as lowered performance. Although NIHL is irreversible, it can prevented. In this slide deck, Kerri-Ann Jessep, Client Support Consultant and Occupational Hygienist at Medgate, teaches you how you can better protect your employees from noise induced hearing loss.