NIOSH Study Shows Hearing Loss Prevalence in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Industries

The prevalence of hearing loss among noise-exposed workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting (AFFH) sector is 15%, according to a new NIOSH study. When researchers examined industries within the sector, they found as many as 36%—or 1 in 3 noise-exposed workers—have hearing loss.