Who is NHCA?

We are a group of passionate hearing conservationists willing to share their expertise in the quest for the prevention of hearing loss.  Professionally we are hearing conservationists, audiologists, physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, engineers, scientists, occupational health nurses, educators, equipment manufacturers, attorneys, and others, working in private, public, educational, and military sectors.  We are active in hearing-loss prevention and work with a vision and mission described as follows.

Our Vision:

To prevent hearing loss and other auditory disorders due to noise and secondary environmental factors in all sectors of society.

Our Mission:

NHCA provides leadership, expertise, and education on hearing loss prevention strategies and services to the broader professional community and empowers and supports members through networking and advocacy.

Additional Information:

For additional information on the Vision and Mission of NHCA and our strategic priorities see the Strategic Plan. To learn more about membership and what we do, see Join Now and to understand our ethical practices see Principles of Ethics.


 Our Partners

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)* to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Click here for more information.


 The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure "every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources." Click here for more information. 


 The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation's (CAOHC) main objective is to provide education, information and guidance to industry and those serving industry regarding the successful implementation of an occupational hearing conservation program. It seeks to prevent occupational hearing loss. Click here for more information.