NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS
Surveillance of Work-Related Hearing Loss in Michigan
In 1992, the Michigan Department of Labor and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) with financial assistance from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiated a special tracking program for work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Funding assistance from NIOSH ended in September 2000, but was restarted in 2002 and then ended again on June 30, 2006. Michigan continued to maintain work-related NIHL as a priority condition for targeting and intervention during these periods when no federal funding was provided.