Hearing Conservation Training

One of the most common occupational health hazards is noise exposure. When employees are exposed to high levels of noise, it can result in several serious health hazards, including hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is not treatable and can be permanent.

Due to these risks, OSHA requires employees affected by unsafe noise exposures to be enrolled in a Hearing Conservation Program, which includes Hearing Conservation Training.

How do I know if my employees need Hearing Conservation Training?

OSHA requires any employee who experiences noise exposures above 85 decibels, measured on the A-scale (dBA) for an 8-hour Time Weighted Average (TWA), to be enrolled in a Hearing Conservation Program. This level can be found in a wide range of industries.

Some sectors at risk for hazardous noise exposure include:
  • Construction 
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Medical
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Mining
  • Military
To determine if your company performs work at this noise level, it is vital to conduct noise dosimetry testing.For this testing, we will come to your site and measure your employees’ 8-hour TWA exposure to noise. After we have tested your job site or workplace, we will share the results, and you can determine if you are required to be in a Hearing Conservation Program and if your employees require training.At Circle Safety, we can assist you with all of the required components of a Hearing Conservation Program, including:
  • Noise Measurement
  • Audiometric Testing
  • Employee Training and Education
  • Hearing Protection
  • Engineering & Administrative Controls
  • Recordkeeping
  • Program Evaluation
One of the most critical components of a Hearing Conservation Program is Hearing Conservation Training.

Why is Hearing Conservation Training Important?

Hearing Conservation training helps protect your employees from hearing damage by explaining how and why it occurs and how to prevent it. Hearing loss is permanent but painless, so your employees could be at risk without being aware. Hearing Conservation training is critical to maintaining good hearing. 

Hearing loss is detrimental to the well-being of your employees, as it not only reduces their ability to interact with people and the environment, but it has also been linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and dementia later in life. Thankfully, noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable!

What Your Team Will Learn

  • The effects of noise on hearing
  • How to measure noise exposure in the workplace
  • The selection and use of appropriate hearing protectors
  • Engineering and administrative controls to reduce noise levels
  • The purpose of hearing tests
  • Interpreting audiometric test results


  • Protects the health and lives of your employees
  • Ensures OSHA compliance
  • Protects the reputation of your company
  • Identifies potential safety hazards
  • Peace of mind knowing that you are working with a hearing conservation expert

If you use our noise dosimetry services, we will also review the test results with students. Our instructor will train students on how to read and interpret the audiograms and will be available for a one-on-one review of hearing tests with students after the class.

What Will You Get with Our Hearing Conservation Training?

Professional Class Materials

We provide each participant in the class with professionally-designed and easy-to-understand training materials written in clear and concise language—avoiding any complicated terminology that may cause confusion.

Highly Trained Instructors

Our instructors have extensive experience with hearing conservation and OSHA regulations. They will provide an informative and comprehensive training session to answer any questions attendees might have.

Flexible Classes

Our hearing conservation training classes can be conducted either at our facility or at your office/job site.

“Very impressed with their capabilities. Glad to find a local firm that can handle site-safety / industrial hygiene issues at a high level.”

– Major K.

Need Hearing Conservation Training?

Ensure your company complies with OSHA’s Noise Standard and protect your employees from the dangers of workplace noise exposure. At Circle Safety, we provide a full range of hearing conservation services, from noise monitoring and testing, Hearing Conservation training, and more. To get started, please contact us at 804-355-7255.

Hearing Conservation Training FAQs

Hearing Conservation training lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on whether the instruction is initial training or the annual refresher. The class may be longer if the instructor is reviewing onsite noise monitoring and audiometric test results.

Training can be done at your location or at our training room centrally located in Richmond, Virginia.

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