Who Is NHCA?

We are audiologists, engineers, nurses, physicians, industrial hygienists, and others who share a commitment to prevent hearing loss, on the job and off.

Who Can Join NHCA?

NHCA members are occupational and clinical audiologists, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, acoustical engineers and technicians, physicians, occupational health and safety professionals, military personnel, university professors and staff, researchers among other professionals who work in the field of hearing conservation.

What We Do?

  • We provide networking resources and professional development opportunities to improve skills, practices, and services of our members.
  • Our annual conference is a great opportunity to keep abreast of new developments in the field and network with leading experts.
  • Educational opportunities like the one-day Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics seminar held at the annual conference and other regional seminars held across the country provide low-cost and a timely way to keep skills sharp and stay up-to-date on new developments.
  • Our flagship publications, Spectrum, is a highly respected publication in our field, keeping our members in touch and informed.
  • Communication tools, like the website and email blasts, put the latest information about legal and regulatory development, new initiatives, and more in your hands right away.
  • NHCA teaching tools, like our Practical Guide pamphlet series and our posters and slides, make your training, motivation, and education jobs easier and more effective.
  • NHCA committees and task forces provide the opportunity to network with leading experts while promoting hearing loss prevention through the development of position statements, training and education initiatives, professional recognition efforts, collaboration with related professional organizations, and more. 

Professional Service Providers (PSP) (firms providing hearing conservation services) have a different form to join:


NHCA Membership

Membership to NHCA is moving from a calendar based membership year to a date based membership year beginning in 2019.

2018 memberships will expire on December 31, 2018. If you or your organization renews prior to this expiration date, your new start and expire dates will remain the same at January 1 to December 31. If you let your membership lapse and renew after your membership expires, your new start date will be the day you join, and your expiration date will be 365 days later.

NHCA Membership Categories, Fees & Benefits

  • Individual Member - $220
    Status is available to those holding a graduate or professional degree in an area related to hearing conservation, or who have equivalent professional experience as determined by NHCA's Executive Council. Members receive Spectrum, publications and teaching tools, significant discounts on conference and seminar registration fees, hold full voting rights and are eligible to hold office.

  • Associate Member - $190
    Status is available to those who share our interest in hearing conservation, but do not qualify for full Member status. Associate members receive all the benefits of membership, but cannot vote or hold office.

  • Professional Service Provider (PSP) - $450
    Status of membership is designed for firms providing hearing conservation services. PSP organizations may designate two representatives to receive member benefits, and have special recognition in the NHCA directory along with other benefits. One of the PSP representatives must meet the requirements of Member status. Click here to learn more about PSP Benefits.

  • PSP Additional Member (PSPA) - $90
    Status is available to employees of PSP members not eligible for Member or Associate status and who are not already designated as the secondary representative. PSPA's receive Spectrum, a member certificate, access to the Member's Only section of the website and email broadcasts, but cannot vote or hold office. Click here to learn more about PSPA Benefits.

  • Commercial Members (CM) - $995
    Status is available to firms making or distributing products related to hearing conservation. Along with Member-level benefits, Commercial membership includes discounted exhibit space at NHCA conferences and meeting, advertising space in Spectrum, and more. Click here to learn more about CM Benefits.

  • Commercial Additional Member (CMA) - $90
    Status is available to employees of Commercial members not eligible for Member or Associate status and who are not already designated as the secondary representative. CMA's receive Spectrum, access to the Member's Only section of the website and email broadcasts, but cannot vote or hold office. Click here to learn more about CMA Benefits.

  • Early Career Professional (ECP) - $90
    Early Career Professionals are entitled to discounted membership based on the number of years elapsed since receipt of an entry-level professional degree and/or certification for his/her career track.  If it has been more than 3 years since you received your entry-level degree and/or certification, please select the Full Member rate.

  • Student - $0
    Status of membership is available to individuals pursuing a degree in a field related to hearing conservation at least half-time in an accredited educational institution. Student members receive all of the benefits of membership, but cannot vote or hold office. 


*Member's can identify themselves as NHCA members by displaying the NHCA logo on their website or promotional material.