WEBINAR - Exposures and Effects Associated with Occupational and Non-occupational Audible Sound and Ototoxic Chemicals



Overexposure to audible sound is known to cause hearing loss and a variety of other adverse health outcomes. Exposures to ototoxic compounds can also cause hearing loss, either in the absence of, or in combination with, exposure to audible sound. This webinar will describe our current knowledge regarding exposures to harmful audible sound in the workplace and in recreational settings and will also review data on the associations between these exposures and two primary health outcomes, hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. The webinar will also describe available information on exposures to, and effects of, a range of ototoxic agents. After attending the webinar, viewers will have a better understanding of occupational and non-occupational exposures to audible sound and ototoxic agents, as well as of the possible health outcomes associated with these exposures.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe levels and trends in occupational and recreational exposures to audible sound in the U.S.
  • Recognize key health outcomes associated with excessive exposure to audible sound
  • Describe common ototoxic agents that workers may encounter in both occupational and non-occupational settings
  • Identify recommended exposure limits that can be used to evaluate workers’ exposures to audible sound and ototoxic agents
  • Identify available resources from which additional information on these exposures and health outcomes can be obtained

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

The target audience for this entry-level webinar is a mixture of industrial hygienists, audiologists, and safety and health professionals. It is designed to provide basic education on the topics covered and requires some familiarity with the topics to be covered.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.5 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with an audio telephone link similar to that of a conference call.


This webinar contains 1.5 contact hours and may be eligible for CIH CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.