Noise-induced hearing loss continues to be a major concern for farmers in the midwest. Below are materials that help explain how this type of hearing loss happens and what you can do to prevent it.
Click on the thumbnails below to open a 4″x9″ printer friendly version of the fact sheet and handouts.
Click on the thumbnails below to open an 11″x17″ printer friendly version of each poster.
Interactive activities & teaching tools
Hair cell model activity – hands on activity using pipe-cleaners to model how hair cells are damaged.
- 2015: Increasing the use of hearing protection among young adult swine confinement workers. J Rudolphi, D Rohlman, University of Iowa, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.
- 2015: Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Simulation and Hearing Protection Device Fit Testing. J Gibbs, M Cheyney, University of Iowa, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.
- 2013: Evaluation of Technology-based Interventions to Increase the Use of Hearing Protection among Adolescent Farmworkers in Iowa. K Khan, D Rohlman, S Tonelli, University of Iowa, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iowa City, IA; A Winborn, Greater Johnson County Rural Health and Safety Clinic (RHSC).
- 2008: Development of a task-based noise exposure database for agricultural grain farming operations, M Humann, UI DOEH, Iowa City
- 2007: Evaluating noise exposures of rural youth. M Humann, University of Iowa (UI) Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (DOEH), Iowa City
Sprince N, Park H, Zwerling C, Lynch C, Whitten P, Thu K, Burmeister L, Gillette P, Alavanja, M (2003). Risk factors for animal-related injury among Iowa large-livestock farmers: a case-control study nested in the Agricultural Health Study. Jounal of Rural Health. 19(2): 165-73. [PMID: 12696853]