UK Hearing Conservation Association

Passionate about preserving and promoting the protection of our nation’s hearing health

Our Mission
‘preventing damage to our nation’s hearing health and other noise related health conditions; through practical, evidenced and cost-effective communications and solutions’

The UK’s first multi-disciplinary association dedicated to preventing damage to hearing health and to reduce other noise related health conditions.

 

 

At Work

to source best practice advice and key messages for industry to prevent exposure to harmful noise and raise awareness of noise as a health risk.

At Leisure

to source best practice advice and key messages for individuals to protect themselves from exposure to harmful noise and raise awareness of noise as a health risk

Educating Young People

to develop or source motivational and educational materials for young people to have a healthier relationship with sound.

Music and Entertainment

to deliver a ‘Hear for Tomorrow’ Symposium in March 2021 to raise awareness and influence change in the music and entertainment industry.

News and Events

UKHCA Updated news, information and guidance 

Why noise instrumentation is not always the dBs.

Why noise instrumentation is not always the dBs.

If you have to raise your voice to communicate face-to-face, in a socially-distanced workplace setting, then you probably have a noise problem. Pass Go, collect £200 and head straight to the hierarchy of controls (see Figure 1). Figure 1 Source: NIOSH You may want to...

Restaurant noise – a barrier to enjoyment.

Restaurant noise – a barrier to enjoyment.

We go to a restaurant to enjoy the food and ambience, but also as a social event; it offers us an opportunity to catch up with friends and enjoy a chat. For many people high levels of restaurant noise acts as a barrier to inclusion in conversation so affecting their...

Protect your ears for life!

Protect your ears for life!

The UKHCA have 5 special interest groups to focus attention on raising awareness and influencing groups who we feel are at most risk and would benefit from advice and steer in hearing health care.  One specific group we are aiming to influence is young people who are...

Publications

Headphone Use

Find out how to protect your hearing

Noise at Work?

Find list of resources to help you

Our latest newsletter

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Could headphones be damaging your Children's hearing?

Find out how to protect their hearing

Noise Induced hearing Loss

Find out more about acceptable levels of noise

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