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Hearing Conservation Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Hearing Conservation Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Hearing Conservation certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Hearing Conservation Training Course?

Our Hearing Conservation training course is perfect for those who work or are planning to work around loud noises. This course covers sound identification, damage prevention, and hearing conservation programs.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for a final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a practical exam to review basic near awareness knowledge.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5 – 2 hours.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Hearing Conservation Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • Standard 1910.95(c)(1)
  • Standard 1910.95(d)(1)
  • Standard 1910.95(i)(1)
  • CAL/OSHA Requirements

  • 5097. Hearing Conservation Program
  • 5097. Appendix A – Noise Exposure Computation
  • 5097. Appendix E – Adequacy of Hearing Protector
  • Canada Standards

  • Canada Labour Code (R.S.C. 1985, c. L-2) Part II Section 124 – Duties of Employers
  • Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304) Part VII – Levels of Sound
  • CSA Z1007 – Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management
  • CSA Z94.2 – Hearing Protection Devices
  • CSA Z107.56 – Measurement of Noise Exposure

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Hearing Conservation Safety Training?

    This training is to help you understand what sound is and how it is useful. This training will also help you to understand why sound can be unhealthy at high levels and doses and how it can result in adverse effects to our auditory system if we are not careful.

    It’s even possible for sound to lose its functionality altogether in conjunction with your ears. Which is why it is so important for you to understand all the possible dangers ways to protect yourself.

    Stay Informed On All Things Hearing Conservation

    Did You Know?

    Around 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job (Hearing Health Foundation)

    Nearly 1 in 5 American teenagers are expected to acquire hearing loss largely due to overexposure of loud sounds (Hearing Health Foundation)

    Even noise on farms can reach dangerous noise levels that cause hearing loss (NIOSH)


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the importance of hearing conservation?

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    Hearing conservation and hearing conservation programs are vitally important because they are the key to preventing noise-induced injuries and total loss of hearing.

    What should a hearing conservation program include?

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    A hearing conservation program should consist of the following topics: hazard identification, sound monitoring and testing, personal protective equipment, training and education, record keeping and communication, follow up procedures, and continuous monitoring and improving.

    Why does effective hearing conversation go beyond hearing protection?

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    A hearing conservation program provides greater safety instruction for when hearing protection is not used, or broken. For example, the effectiveness of hearing protection is greatly reduced if the hearing protection: does not fit properly, is not inserted, is not worn correctly, or is only worn periodically.

    What level of noise is harmful?

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    Any noise above 70dB over a prolonged period will start to damage you hearing.

    Is noise the only thing that can cause hearing loss?

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    Hearing loss can occur in ways other than overexposure to noise. Accidents that involve trauma to the head, electric shocks, and even exposure to certain chemicals can result in auditory damage as well.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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