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About this site

Hearing loss caused by work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone it will not come back. Some 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work.

This website is for employers, workers and their advisers. It tells you what you need to do to reduce and control the risks from noise at work.

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This website does not deal with noise from non-work activities nor low-level nuisance noise that causes no risk of hearing damage.

If you are worried about any related risks to health from vibration, visit our vibration website.

Updated 2015-03-27