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Noise injury and hearing safety

Noise injury prevention on farms

Summary factsheets for farmers based on research conducted by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety is provided below under Related Documents.

Research reports on farm noise injury are available at www.aghealth.org.au.  This research also informed Farmsafe Australia’s Noise Injury Prevention Strategy for the Australian Farming Community, developed to address the hearing health needs of farmers.

The Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety recently undertook a the Better Hearing for Farming Families Project in three NSW communities, using the framework provided by the Noise Injury Prevention Strategy.  A report on this Project will be available shortly, to assist other communities implement similar noise injury prevention projects in their area.

Hearing screening and services

Q.  Have you had your hearing screened?  A free and nationally available telephone hearing screening service is available through Telscreen, an Australian Hearing initiative.

Phone 1800 826 500 (Freecall).

Q.  Are having trouble hearing on the phone?  The National Relay Service may be able to help.  This is a free telephone relay service for people who are hearing impaired.

Go to  www.relayservice.com.au for details.

For further information on hearing services in your area, contact your local Community Health Centre or look under Hearing Services in the Yellow Pages.

Download factsheets
Rural Noise Factsheet
Farm Noise Pamphlet
Shooting Hearing Flyer