Employers are required to provide a “continuing, effective hearing conservation program” for employees who are exposed to hazardous noise, according to U.S. OSHA, but what does that really mean? Whether you are setting up a hearing conservation program for the first time or looking to improve an existing program, 3M can help.
The sense of hearing is accomplished by a process known as auditory transduction. The ear converts sound waves in the air into electrical impulses in the brain. This video explores this process and provides an explanation of the inner workings of the ear and how bones play a part.