The Many Benefits of Noise Control
Noise is an extremely costly pollutant, in both human and business terms. Noise control reduces those costs and provides other benefits. See The Cost of Noise Versus Long-Term Benefits of Noise Control for more information.
- Reduces the human cost of noise by slowing or halting the accumulation of hearing loss
- Improves communication between personnel by slowing or halting the accumulation of hearing loss
- Improves communication between personnel by reducing the isolation brought about by earplugs or earmuffs
- Increases compliance with PPE policies by increasing the number of plug/muff options
- Reduces personnel turnover and the associated cost of training new workers
- Reduces the number of personnel in the hearing conservation program and/or the number and type of examinations which must be given
- Reduces the potential for hearing loss claims against the employer
- Reduces the likelihood of community noise complaints
- Reduces energy consumption through greater functional efficiency
Implementing a Buy-Quiet program is one of the most cost-effective strategies for controlling noise exposure because it reduces noise emission. NASA Buy-Quiet Program Advocacy PowerPoint® slideshow presentation was developed to help inform and convince stakeholders about the benefits of a low-noise workplace. You may customize the slides as appropriate to reflect site-specific information you wish to convey.