Hearing loss

Nomination period opens for Safe-in-Sound Awards


Photo: NIOSH

Cincinnati – Nominations are being accepted for the annual Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards.

NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association created the awards in 2007 to honor organizations for “excellent hearing loss prevention practices in the work environment,” according to the program’s website. Awards are presented in the sectors of construction, manufacturing and services, as well as for innovation regardless of sector.

Two letters are required for each application: one from “external sources” with knowledge of the program, and another from a source who has “directly benefited” from the hearing prevention program.

External letters of nomination can be sent to Deanna Meinke, Safe-in-Sound Expert Committee Coordinator, at [email protected]. Letters should describe the hearing loss prevention program’s initiatives and success. After letters are reviewed, nominees will be asked to complete an online application and obtain the second letter of support.

The deadline for third-party nomination letters is June 15, while self-nominations and final applications are due July 15.

Winners will be recognized at the NHCA annual conference, scheduled to take place Feb. 18-20, 2016, in San Diego.